Apache Kafka for HDInsight PREVIEW
Managed high-throughput, low-latency service for real-time data
Kafka for HDInsight is an enterprise-grade, open-source, streaming ingestion service that is cost-effective and easy to provision, manage and use. This service enables you to build real-time solutions such as IoT, fraud detection, click-stream analysis, financial alerts and social analytics.
Stream millions of events per second
Process massive amounts of data produced by your real-time applications with Kafka for HDInsight. Apache Kafka is the most popular open-source stream-ingestion broker and can handle large numbers of reads and writes per second from thousands of clients. Architect powerful streaming pipelines to drive intelligent real-time actions using out-of-the-box integration with Apache Storm for HDInsight or Apache Spark for HDInsight.
Enterprise-grade management and control
Gain visibility and control over your real-time solution with threat detection, monitoring and management through Microsoft Operations Management Suite. Capture log, event and JMX metrics to define pre-emptive actions, and set alerts with Azure Automation runbooks. Plus, get the power to perform statistical aggregations and build rich visualisations for reporting and monitoring.
Peace of mind and open-source support
Kafka for HDInsight is managed and supported by Microsoft with 24/7 enterprise support and cluster monitoring. At general availability, HDInsight will guarantee a 99.9% uptime for your Kafka clusters.
Easy to set up, with quick results
With Kafka for HDInsight, there's no time-consuming installation or setup – Azure does it for you. Deploy a managed Kafka cluster of your configuration using the full-featured portal or through simple JSON templates. Your cluster will be up and running in minutes, ingesting low-latency, high-throughput data. You only pay for the compute and storage you use, with no need to buy new hardware or incur other upfront costs.