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Redpanda

A more productive developer experience than Kafka

Redpanda is a modern streaming data platform for developers. It’s built for development flexibility, higher performance at scale and dramatically simpler day-to-day operations.

With new capabilities like WASM-based data transforms and extreme flexibility in modeling topics, Redpanda helps you build more advanced real-time applications faster. With its Kafka-compatible API, Redpanda eliminates the complexity of integrating real-time applications into a scalable, high-performance data-streaming platform. All your current tooling just works — no code changes necessary.

Strictly serializable Kafka transactions by default icon

Strictly serializable Kafka transactions by default

Unlimited partitions for modeling flexibility icon

Unlimited partitions for modeling flexibility

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Wasm-based data transforms

100% Kafka API compatible icon

100% Kafka API compatible

Works with your favorite Kafka tooling – without code changes icon

Works with your favorite Kafka tooling – without code changes

Compare Redpanda and Kafka
Redpanda in comparison
 Kafkaredpanda Redpanda
Kafka API compatible✔️✔️
Support for Kafka connectors✔️✔️
Support for schema registry
Caveat:
Requires a separate binary
✔️
Support for HTTP proxy
Caveat:
Requires a separate binary
✔️
Single binary to deploy and manage✔️
Zookeeper®-free operations✔️
JVM-free environment✔️
Automatic HW optimization✔️
Automatic data and load rebalancing✔️
Scalable partition limit200,0002,000,000+
Predictable low latency under high load✔️
Up to 4x faster Kafka transactions✔️
Zero data loss by default
Caveat:
Reduces performance
✔️
Wasm-based data transforms*✔️
Native support for Prometheus✔️
* On the way
Kafka® API compatible icon

Kafka® API compatible

Leverage the entire Kafka® ecosystem, from Elasticsearch to TensorFlow.

No Data Loss icon

No Data Loss

Rest easy knowing your data is safe, by default.

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10x Faster

A new storage engine built for today’s hardware.

Engineered from the ground up for today’s hardware

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Safe by default

Redpanda leverages the Raft consensus algorithm for managing the replicated log, giving you sound primitives for configuration and data-replication. No matter the scale, we keep your data safe.

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No ZooKeeper®

We eliminated Zookeeper to streamline operations. Redpanda requires no code changes. Plug-and-play all your existing applications, connectors, and the entire ecosystem.

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Built for performance

Redpanda is a new storage engine, optimized for streaming data, using a thread-per-core architecture focused on delivering stable tail-latencies. Using true async interfaces, Redpanda can saturate any device.

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Do more with less

Redpanda takes advantage of every core, memory, disk and network byte. Designed from the ground up in C++ to extract the most value from your infrastructure.

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Self tuning

Free yourself from the tuning whack-a-mole. Redpanda Keeper (RPK) automatically tunes your kernel to yield the optimal settings for your hardware+kernel+redpanda combination, every time.

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Wasm-based data transforms

Transform data with our WebAssembly-based engine. Implement simple use cases like data scrubbing or enrichment without complex processing tools.

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