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Single binary

A single binary with built-in schema registry, http proxy, and message broker capabilities makes it easy to deploy and scale your clusters in self-managed environments.

Kafka API-compatible

Using Kafka? Migrate to Redpanda without application code changes. New to data streaming? You get to use the entire Kafka ecosystem out-of-the box.

Redpanda Console

The easiest, most complete web UI for visibility into your data streams with powerful features for time travel debugging and cluster administration.

Local dev, CI/CD

Deploys in minutes, spins up in seconds, and runs efficiently wherever you develop – containers, laptops, x86 and ARM hardware, edge platforms, cloud instances, etc.

Developer-first CLI

Ships with RPK, a single tool for managing your entire Redpanda cluster. It handles everything from low-level tuning to node configuration, and tasks like topic creation.

No ZooKeeper™. No JVM.

100% freedom from external dependencies makes for easier deployments in modern environments such as Kubernetes and edge computing. No more time sunk into tuning the JVM.


10x lower tail latencies

Up to 10x lower average latencies on existing hardware, even under sustained loads. Read this benchmark vs Apache Kafka for all the details.

6x faster transactions

Thanks to several architectural optimizations, including an optimistic approach to Raft and parallel commits that deliver up to 6x faster transactions.

Predictable p99s

No page cache, no locking, minimal context switching, and thread-local memory access ensure application latencies you can bet your business on.

Automatic hardware tuning

Comes bundled with an auto-tuner, turning your regular Linux machine into a performance-optimized appliance that further boosts Redpanda's speed.


6x lower total costs

Written in C++ using a thread-per-core model to maximize utilization of hardware. Reduces hardware footprint by 3x or more and total costs by 6x.

Intelligent tiered storage

Breakthrough shadow indexing architecture for efficiently managing large amounts of data. Use of cloud object stores keeps cost to a minimum.

Remote Read Replicas

“CDN” for your streaming data! Cherry pick topics from operational clusters and serve them from analytics clusters without duplicating data and without additional software.

Onboard data transforms*

Built-in data transforms to enrich data or apply routine business logic without ping-ponging across additional processing infrastructure. (Labs feature.)

Transparent time travel

Time travel across both historical and real-time data without performance penalties using a common Kafka API. No additional coding necessary.

Engine of record

Serves as a single-API "engine of record" for all your streaming applications and services — OLTP, RTA and OLAP.


No data loss, ever

Built on Raft and safe by default — no need to tweak settings. Get the data safety you need without incurring a performance penalty. See the official Jepsen Report.

Petabyte scale

Scales from your laptop to petabytes of data without impacting code. Scales horizontally or vertically — just add more nodes or allocate more cores as your workload grows.

Continuous cluster balancing

Ongoing redistribution of data and leadership across nodes enables clusters to self-manage and self-heal, preventing performance hotspots without administrative burden.

Multi-AZ support

Cloud outages? No problem. Distribute your clusters across multiple availability zones (or racks) to increase system availability.

Native Prometheus

Built-in observability via Prometheus enables you to monitor your Redpanda clusters using your favorite DevOps and open source tooling.


Build and operate your own Redpanda clusters or hop onto the Redpanda Cloud. Mix and match cloud cluster types (Dedicated or BYOC) to best suit your needs.

Self-hosted deployment

The self-hosted option lets you build and manage your own clusters to your specifications. Deploy Redpanda anywhere your applications live — private cloud, edge environments, or public cloud platform.

  • Tailor your hardware and Redpanda configurations to your workloads

  • Comply easily with regulatory requirements such as GDPR

  • Manage with your home-grown DevOps toolchain

Dedicated clusters

Dedicated clusters are hosted on our cloud infrastructure in AWS or GPC, and managed, monitored, and maintained for you by Redpanda, so you can focus on building your Kafka applications and data pipelines.

  • Single-tenant Redpanda clusters hosted on our cloud resources

  • Configurable instance types across AWS and GCP

  • Easily expand clusters as your needs grow

BYOC clusters

BYOC (bring your own cloud) clusters are hosted on your cloud, but are fully managed by Redpanda! BYOC gives you a fully-managed Kafka API-compatible streaming data environment, while meeting your data sovereignty and privacy requirements.

  • Redpanda clusters hosted on your cloud

  • We manage provisioning, monitoring, and maintenance

  • Sensitive data and credentials never leave your environment

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!


Redpanda is an API-compatible replacement for Kafka, that is up to 10x faster, up to 6x more cost-effective and significantly easier to use. Download the detailed comparison.

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