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 which is cost-effective and easy to set up, manage and use. Build real-time solutions such as Internet of Things (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 a popular open-source stream-ingestion broker. It can handle large numbers of reads and writes per second from thousands of clients. Design 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
Get visibility and control over your real-time solution with threat detection, monitoring and management through Microsoft Operations Management Suite. Capture log, event and Java Management Extensions (JMX) metrics to define preemptive actions and set alerts with Azure Automation runbooks. Get the power to perform statistical aggregations and build rich visualisations for reporting and monitoring.
Peace of mind and support for open source
Kafka for HDInsight is managed and supported by Microsoft with 24x7 enterprise support and cluster monitoring. At general availability, HDInsight will provide 99.9% up time for your Kafka clusters.
Easy to set up, fast results
There is no time-consuming installation or setup with Kafka for HDInsight. 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 that you use, with no need to buy new hardware or pay other up-front costs.