Kafka is an open-source distributed event and stream-processing platform built to process demanding real-time data feeds. It is inherently scalable, with high throughput and availability.

Quickstarts and intermediate tutorials to get started.
Guides on how to get started with Kafka managed clusters, how to modify users and databases, and how to improve performance and high availability.
API and CLI reference documentation for the Kafka database service, including example requests and available parameters.
Explanations and definitions of core concepts in Kafka.
Features, plans and pricing, availability, limits, known issues, and more.

Latest Updates

7 November 2023

18 October 2023

  • The Kafka plan featuring 24 VCPUs, 96 GB RAM, and 600 GB of storage is now deprecated.

11 October 2023

  • The following three Kafka plans are now deprecated:

    • 48 VCPUs, 192 GB RAM, 1,200 GB
    • 96 VCPUs, 384 GB RAM, 2,400 GB
    • 120 VCPUs, 480 GB RAM, 3,000 GB

For more information, see all Kafka release notes.