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User story: 7digital selects Apache Kafka for database replication

Maintaining a world-leading B2B platform for music distribution is a monumental task. Major points of consideration include the performance, availability and scalability of the platform. Thinking ahead for the future, 7digital relied on Apache Kafka and CloudKarafka database replication to create a solid, easy-to-scale product.

Introducing the new, improved Apache Kafka specific alarms

Cloudkarafka has made significant improvements to the configurable Apache Kafka alarms and addressed some popular user requests.

Commitment to Security: Announcing SOC 2 Compliance

We are proud and happy to announce that we have received a SOC 2 Type 2 attestation report on January 24, 2020. The assessment by an external party and their report provides evidence of our dedication to provide our customers with a secure high-quality service.

Which Service: RabbitMQ vs Apache Kafka

In almost every profession, choosing the right tool to perform the basic functions can be a complex decision. For developers, there are dozens of messaging services to choose from. A common question is which service to use, RabbitMQ or Apache Kafka. This article will present use cases and functionality of both platforms to help you make an informed decision.

What does In-Sync Replicas in Apache Kafka Really Mean?

Kafka considers that a record is committed when all replicas in the In-Sync Replica set (ISR) have confirmed that they have written the record to disk. The acks=all setting requests that an ack is sent once all in-sync replicas (ISR) have the record. But what is the ISR and what is it for?

A Dive into Multi-Topic Subscriptions with Apache Kafka

Apache Kafka allows a single consumer to subscribe to multiple topics at the same time and process both in a combined stream of records. But we also know that we only get strict ordering guarantees within a single partition, so what kind of message ordering do we get when we subscribe to two topics? That is what we are going to look at in this post.

Get better insight into your upcoming invoices

We are now offering a more transparent billing. You now have full insight into upcoming invoices.

AWS Bahrain now supported

Great news! CloudKarafka customers are now able to create their cluster in AWS-Middle-East (Bahrain)

New regions supported in GCE

Support added for new regions in GCE: Los Angeles, Netherlands, Hong Kong and Montréal, Canada.

AWS Hongkong now supported

The team behind CloudKarafka is happy to announce that we now offer support for AWS Hongkong.