Redpanda is a Kafka®-compatible streaming data platform that is proven to be 10x faster and 6x lower in total costs. It is also JVM-free, ZooKeeper®-free, Jepsen-tested and source available.

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Cut your cloud spend by 6x

Save infra costs while increasing performance! Minimize your cloud instances, local storage and bandwidth consumption while improving latencies by 10x, and boosting throughput, all without changing your Kafka code!

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Make quick work of streaming data

A single binary with built-in everything. No ZooKeeper®. No JVM. Deploys in minutes. Spins up instantly! 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 without compromising correctness. Power new use cases that are beyond the grasp of other streaming data platforms.


Save cloud spend (and the planet)

Reduce your Kafka costs by up to 6x without compromising latency. Minimize instances, storage, and bandwidth consumption, while retaining infinite history and disaster recovery. A greener data platform for all your apps – what will you build with it?


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.

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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-binary architecture

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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Cloud-first storage

The cloud is the default storage tier for Redpanda clusters. Administrators can apply standard Kafka data retention properties to customize the behavior. Behind the scenes, Redpanda intelligently manages the reads and writes to maintain low-latency performance, giving you infinite data storage without breaking the bank.

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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!

Recommended resources

Redpanda vs Apache Kafka: A performance comparison

Redpanda delivers at least 10x faster tail latencies than Apache Kafka.

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Redpanda's official Jepsen report

A detailed analysis of Redpanda’s official Jepsen report.

Take Redpanda for a spin!

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