Zeenea x Apache Kafka
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At Zeenea, we develop advanced connectors to automatically synchronize metadata between our data discovery platform and all your sources. This native connectivity saves you the tedious and challenging task of manually finding the data you need for a specific business use case that often requires access to scarce technical resources.
Discover and unlock the value from your Apache Kafka data
Apache Kafka is an open-source data streaming platform for publishing, storing, and processing data streams in real-time. Unlike traditional enterprise messaging systems, Kafka can move massive amounts of data from any point to any other point as needed by the user. Originally developed by LinkedIn to manage its 1.4 trillion daily messages, this open-source solution is now a popular alternative for streaming data to meet business needs.
Synchronize your Kafka data via Zeenea’s connector
With Zeenea, discover and structure your Apache Kafka data streams in seconds. Zeenea collects your Kafka datasets (Topics), associated Fields, and Schemas as well as any technical & operational metadata, and other documentation you may have provided at the field table level.
Our connector offers two possibilities when identifying the patterns of your data flows: via message sampling, which requires advanced access to the data or by retrieving the schema register. This makes the integration of Kafka with Zeenea’s catalog easier and more flexible depending on your needs, your use of Kafka, and your security requirements.
Zeenea is compatible with:
- Kafka Server version 3.0 and earlier ✅
How does the Apache Kafka integration work in Zeenea?
Easily and quickly configure the Kafka connector from our platform
- Create a user with sufficient permissions to establish a connection with Kafka;
- Download and configure Zeenea’s Apache Kafka plugin;
- Start collecting and inventorying your Kafka Topics and their associated objects into the data catalog!