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Private Preview: Kafka Input and Output with Azure Stream Analytics

Published date: May 24, 2023

Azure Stream Analytics now allows you to directly connect to Kafka clusters to ingest and output data. The Kafka adapters by Azure Stream Analytics are managed by Microsoft's Azure Stream Analytics team, allowing it to meet business compliance standards without managing extra infrastructure. The Kafka adapters are backward compatible and support versions starting from version 0.10 with the latest client release.

The adapter supports four authentication types:

1. mTLS or SSL/TLS – encryption and authentication (recommended). 
2. SASL_SSL – authentication with an additional protection layer to avoid interceptions. 
3. SASL_PLAINTEXT – standard authentication with username and password. 
4. None – No authentication or encryption. Recommended only for testing. 

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