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Reports

Get the latest free Redpanda reports and digital guides.

REPORT
The State of Streaming Data Report 2023-24

Independent analysis of the size, shape and scope of modern streaming data deployments.

REPORT
Data streaming for AI in the financial services industry

A closer look at the challenges holding companies back from successfully adopting AI—and how to solve them.

REPORT
Migrating from Apache Kafka to Redpanda

Your migration handbook to smoothly transition from Kafka to Redpanda.

CHEAT SHEET
A beginner’s guide to rpk commands

Skip straight to mastery with this quick guide on rpk’s must-know commands.

Report
Kafka vs Redpanda capability comparison

Learn what sets Redpanda apart from Apache Kafka® while offering Kafka-compatibility.

Guide
Redpanda architecture and sizing guide

Our recommended guidelines for sizing production Redpanda clusters.

Report
Redpanda vs Kafka TCO/perf benchmark

Redpanda is 10x faster, while reducing costs by 6x. See all the data.

Report
Redpanda's official Jepsen report

Analysis of our official Jepsen report, including a look at write-write conflicts in the Apache Kafka® protocol.

Report
Build operational systems with Redpanda

Exploring event-driven microservice architectures for payments systems.

Streamcasts

Watch on-demand virtual sessions by Redpanda and our customers.

Virtual Event
Emergence of the Live Data Stack

Join us for a live virtual event hosted by Joe Reis, co-author of The Fundamentals of Data Engineering, and Alex Gallego, founder and CEO of streaming data pioneer Redpanda.

STREAMCAST
Getting started with Redpanda

Join this session to better understand Redpanda and learn how to get started.

LAUNCH STREAM
Redpanda Connect Launch Stream

Join us online for 45 minutes to see the end-to-end stream processing capabilities made possible by our new Redpanda Connect.

STREAMCAST
Working with Redpanda

This session covers techniques, tips and tricks for how best to configure & deploy Redpanda. We’ll cover configuration, replication, high availability and more.

STREAMCAST
Migrating from Kafka to Redpanda

Join our technical experts as we share how to smoothly transition your clusters from Kafka to Redpanda.

LAUNCH STREAM
Redpanda Serverless Launch Stream

Join us online for 45 minutes to see the latest streaming data advancements from Redpanda.

LAUNCH STREAM
Redpanda Data Transforms Launch Stream

See the next generation of streaming data from Redpanda — includes live data transforms demo, customer talks, AMA session & tech workshop

StreamCast
Hands-On Lab: Redpanda in Kubernetes

Join us for this hands-on lab on how to get started with our lightning-fast streaming data engine in Kubernetes.

StreamCast
Boost Dev Productivity with Redpanda & Testcontainers

See how Redpanda and Testcontainers help devs improve their Kafka testing practices, learn the benefits of Test Driven Design.

Masterclasses

Ready for some intensive hands-on learning? Our masterclasses provide the resources you need to quickly gain proficiency with Redpanda.

MASTERCLASS
Redpanda in Kubernetes

Join us for this hands-on lab, where we will step you through how to get started with our lightning-fast streaming data engine in Kubernetes.

MASTERCLASS
Stream processing with Flink & Redpanda

Join us for a hands-on lab in which we explore a particularly fun use case with these technologies — algorithmic trading.

MASTERCLASS
How to migrate from batch and Kafka to Redpanda streaming data

This 2-hour hands-on lab will cover how to smoothly transition from batch operations and also shift from Kafka instances to Redpanda.

MASTERCLASS
Masterclass: Day 2 Operations with Redpanda

Join us for an intensive 2-hour masterclass on how to manage and maintain your Redpanda clusters.

Redpanda benchmarks

See the findings of our performance-obsessed engineers.

Benchmark
Performance of Redpanda vs Apache Kafka

This blog post covers what's great about Apache Kafka® API and where we found room for improvement.

Benchmark
Arm vs Intel comparison benchmark

Comparing Graviton-based systems vs x86 hardware for real-time applications.

Benchmark
Redpanda vs Kafka transactions

See how with Redpanda you don't have to choose between transactionality and performance.

Benchmark
Redpanda vs Kafka replication protocols

An availability footprint of the Redpanda and Apache Kafka® replication protocols.

Tech talks

Watch our tech visionaries draw out Redpanda subsystems, interfaces, and more.

LAUNCH STREAM
Redpanda Connect Launch Stream

Join us online for 45 minutes to see the end-to-end stream processing capabilities made possible by our new Redpanda Connect.

LAUNCH STREAM
Redpanda Serverless Launch Stream

Join us online for 45 minutes to see the latest streaming data advancements from Redpanda.

LAUNCH STREAM
Redpanda Data Transforms Launch Stream

See the next generation of streaming data from Redpanda — includes live data transforms demo, customer talks, AMA session & tech workshop

Walkthrough
Friendly guide to rpk – Redpanda's command-line interface

Take a tour of the cool, dev-friendly features in rpk and learn how to use them like a pro with illustrated explanations and handy tips.

REAL TIME WITH REDPANDA
From batch to real-time: The evolution of streaming data

Redpanda founder Alex Gallego live-draws the evolution of streaming data and what’s left to do in building real-time data infrastructure.

REAL TIME WITH REDPANDA
Unify real-time and historical data with Shadow Indexing

Redpanda founder Alex Gallego talks and illustrates how we built our Shadow Indexing tiered storage system for limitless ingestion and retention of data.

REAL TIME WITH REDPANDA
Optimizing Redpanda's read path for tiered storage

Redpanda founder and CEO Alex Gallego discusses Redpanda internals, live-drawing about how we optimize the read path for tiered storage.

REAL TIME WITH REDPANDA
Write path optimizations for tiered storage

Redpanda founder Alex Gallego illustrates subsystems, this time focusing on write path optimizations for tiered storage.

REAL TIME WITH REDPANDA
Redpanda's internal communication infrastructure

Redpanda creator Alex Gallego illustrates the custom RPC library used by Redpanda for blazing-fast, CPU-efficient communication between servers.

Streaming guides

Dive into the foundations of streaming data, Apache Kafka and more!

Guide
Understanding Apache Kafka

Learn the most important Kafka fundamentals, features, and popular use cases.

Guide
Improving performance in Apache Kafka

Understand what affects Kafka's performance and how you can optimize it.

Guide
Comparing Apache Kafka alternatives

Compare popular Kafka alternatives and how they stack up against Redpanda.

Guide
Data engineering 101

Learn how data engineering converts raw data into actionable business insights.

Guide
Understanding event stream processing

Learn about the principles, considerations, best practices, and trends of event stream processing.

Guide
Kafka architecture—a deep dive

Learn the basic building blocks and explore Kafka's design principles.

Kafka architecture—An in-depth overview

You'll find it's easy to install and simple to get up and running with our lightening-fast streaming data platform.