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Redpanda

A Kafka® API compatible streaming platform for mission-critical workloads.

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curl -1sLf 'https://packages.vectorized.io/nzc4ZYQK3WRGd9sy/redpanda/cfg/setup/bash.rpm.sh' | sudo -E bash && sudo yum install redpanda -y && sudo systemctl start redpanda
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Compare Redpanda and Kafka

Redpanda in comparison

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Kafka API compatible✔️✔️
Support for Kafka connectors✔️✔️
Support for schema registry
Caveat:
Requires a separate binary
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Support for HTTP proxy
Caveat:
Requires a separate binary
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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
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Inline WASM transforms*✔️
Native support for Prometheus✔️
* On the way
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Compare Redpanda editions

Development productivity

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Kafka API compatible
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Support for favorite Kafka tooling
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Inline WASM transforms*
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Strictly serializable Kafka transactions
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Unlimited partitions for extreme flexibility
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Built-in HTTP support
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Unified querying across real-time and historical data*
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Operational simplicity

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Built-in schema registry
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Automatic data and load rebalancing
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Automatic leadership rebalancing
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Built-in Prometheus support
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Rolling upgrades*
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Native K8s operator
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Vulnerability hot-patching
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24/7 support
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24x7 monitoring and alerting
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Automated managed upgrades
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Automated managed backups
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Managed provisioning and autoscaling*
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Customer-managed VPC*
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* On the way

Performance and enterprise readiness

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Unlimited horizontal scaling
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Automatic HW optimizations
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Zero data loss by default
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Fine-grained ACLs
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TLS encryption in flight
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Audit logs*
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* On the way
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