Managed Kafka Connect

Instaclustr provides a fully managed service for Kafka Connect—SOC 2 certified and hosted on AWS, Azure, or GCP.

We customize and optimize the configuration of your cluster so you can focus on your applications.

Features of Managed Kafka Connect

Instaclustr Managed Kafka Connect allows you to reliably and robustly deploy Kafka Connect integrating with your Managed Kafka with us, or your Kafka deployment elsewhere, in a clustered configuration which can resist node failure.

Our fully hosted and managed solution frees you to focus on your applications.

Get Kafka Connect fully managed and hosted on all major clouds, in our cloud account or yours.

Our comprehensive management includes deployment, configuration, ongoing maintenance, upgrades, monitoring, and support. All you need to do is use Kafka Connect.

Receive prompt and definitive technical support and advice from our technical operations and support staff in the USA and Australia who are available to you at all times.

We have developed a number of open source connectors for Kafka Connect and have experts on staff ready to attend to your needs.

We provide a 99.99% availability SLA for production clusters of Kafka Connect.

Instaclustr’s solutions and processes are independently audited and certified against the Service Organisation Control – Type 2 (SOC 2) standards.

These regular audits assure the security, confidentiality, integrity, privacy, and availability of your data.

For reliability Kafka Connect is best run in distributed mode as a cluster. We deploy and manage a robust cluster with bundled connectors so you can quickly take your event-driven architecture to the next level.

Bundled with our Kafka Connect are connectors for Cassandra, S3, and Elasticsearch. We built and contributed to these open source connectors to benefit the whole community of Kafka users.

As well as the bundled connectors you can deploy your own custom developed connectors, connectors from the open source ecosystem, or connectors that you have licensed.

We can also build the custom connectors you require.

We collect and monitor hundreds of different metrics from every node we manage, so we can proactively oversee your cluster and you get easy access to the Kafka Connect metrics needed to effectively maintain your application.

The Instaclustr Managed Platform includes a Terraform Provider for our managed services. It provides a flexible set of resources for provisioning and managing Instaclustr based clusters via the use of Terraform.

If you’d like to know more you can read about the Terraform Provider on our blog, or you can dive right into the examples on GitHub.

At Instaclustr you are never locked-in because everything we do is open source. Our Managed Kafka Connect is completely licensed under the Apache 2.0 license.

Read more about our Open Source Commitment.

We support both Run In Your Own Account (RIYOA) and Run In Instaclustr’s Account (RIIA) for our Managed Kafka Connect.

On our managed platform, Kafka Connect can be provisioned on AWS, GCP, and Azure and is bundled up with a host of additional features ready for enterprise deployment.

Benefits of Kafka Connect

Kafka Connect serves as a robust framework for hosting connectors. An ecosystem of pre-built connectors makes it easy for you to get data to where you need it, in the form that you require.

Kafka Connect enables a fast, event-driven architecture to robustly allow data flow between multiple services.

Deploying Kafka Connect as a distributed cluster means it can scale with your workloads without impacting your Kafka performance.

Use connectors to make sure data is reaching your analytics and search stack at the same time it’s pushed to other parts of your infrastructure.

Easy to use connectors and a clean REST API make Kafka Connect a fast way to build robust event-driven architectures

You can use vendor and community created open source connectors with Kafka Connect.

We bundle an open source Elasticsearch connector, Cassandra connector, and an S3 storage connector with every deployment.

Robust connectors can catch exceptions gracefully and can even store them in secondary topics for inspection so you never lose or skip unaware over data.

Kafka Connect is open source under the Apache 2.0 License and part of the Apache Kafka project which is governed by the Apache Software Foundation.

This provides customers with a clear roadmap and a community of no lock-in vendors, experts, and training providers for an enterprise-class software project.