Redpanda is a Kafka® compatible streaming data platform that is ZooKeeper®-free, JVM-free, Jepsen tested and source available. Use all your favorite Kafka tooling without any code changes.

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Technical session on getting started with Redpanda

Watch this informative session on our architecture, comparisons with Kafka and our new Redpanda Console.

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Building a distributed data platform for the hospitality industry

The Hotels Network shares how to build a real-time data platform to process 10PB per month.

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Admissions are now open at Redpanda University

Enroll in our self-paced, online streaming data courses. Tuition is free!

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Developers love Redpanda

Make quick work of streaming data

A single binary with built-in everything. No ZooKeeper®. No JVM. Deploys in minutes. Spins up in seconds. Plays nice with Kubernetes and microservices. Works natively with your Kafka tools. Love streaming again!


Craft the snappiest user experiences

Built by performance-obsessed engineers to deliver up to 10x lower average latencies and up to 6x faster Kafka transactions... all while running on fewer resources! Power use cases never before possible while reducing your hardware footprint (and doing your bit to save the planet).


Go mission-critical without worry

Jepsen verified to keep your data safe and secure, our Raft-based storage engine keeps your data replicated — without a performance hit. Scales to gigabytes-per-second throughput and petabytes of storage. Keeps latencies predictable, no matter the load. Ready to drive some serious business growth.


Build a limitless datastore

Transparent tiered storage lets you record both historical and real-time data without breaking the bank. On-board data transforms enrich ingested events without additional infrastructure. A common Kafka API for accessing everything. An engine of record for all your apps. What will you build with it?

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What's under the hood?

Designed in C++

Redpanda ekes the best performance out of every core, disk, memory chip and network byte. With a native thread-per-core architecture, it scales up to saturate any deployment platform, be it an edge computing system, multi-core cloud instances, or bare metal hardware!

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A single fault domain

Redpanda is architected without dependencies. Each node is a single process that is self-sufficient and operates standalone. This reduces the failure points in your streaming stack and ends the game of distributed systems whack-a-mole.

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Raft ftw

Redpanda uses an optimistic approach to the Raft consensus protocol for managing its replicated log, giving you sound primitives for configuration and data-replication. No matter the scale, we keep your data safe, without sacrificing performance.

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Self-managing and self-healing

Native anti-entropy mechanisms maintain your cluster in its optimal state through data imbalances and node failures. Redpanda intelligently redistributes data partitions and leadership so your admins don't have to.

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It just works

Kafka compatible

Redpanda natively supports the Kafka API so it works out-of-the-box with your existing tools and integrations. If it talks Kafka, Redpanda can connect with it!

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Redpanda v22.2 is here!

Remote Read Replicas, Continuous Data Balancing, Redpanda Console, and more!

Benchmarking Redpanda and Apache Kafka

The Kafka API is good. In this benchmark, we showcase how we made it fast.

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Redpanda's official Jepsen report

A detailed analysis of Redpanda’s official Jepsen report.

User Story
Building a distributed data platform for the hospitality industry

How The Hotels Network built a real-time data platform using Redpanda.

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Looking to improve application performance and simplify data pipelines? Give Redpanda a try or get in touch with us to learn more!

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