Important Notice: CloudKarafka is shutting down. Read all about it in our End of Life Announcement

End of Life Announcement

Written by CloudKarafka blog team

Important announcement: CloudKarafka will discontinue its services. The product will reach its End of Life on January 27, 2025.

Are you a customer? Learn more about practical information, important dates, migration options and contact information to our support at End of Life - Customer Information


Back in 2013 we launched CloudKarafka as one of the first services out there to offer hosted Apache Kafka. Since then we’ve assisted many customers in building all kinds of applications on the platform.

However, with the addition of RabbitMQ Streams and our high performance AMQP broker LavinMQ we believe that CloudAMQP is the better option for many use cases that might have led potential customers to consider Apache Kafka. This is the primary reason for announcing the end-of-life of CloudKarafka.

In the spirit of keeping our company agile, we’ve made the strategic decision to focus on a technology we truly believe in. We're noticing significant growth and interest in both RabbitMQ and LavinMQ, where we continue as market leaders. As such, we plan to invest more in these areas with the full attention from the company.

We want to express our gratitude to our customers and partners who have been with us throughout this time. Though this chapter may be ending, our commitment to supporting you remains. We're here to help you, whether you decide to continue your Apache Kafka journey with another provider or stay with us and migrate to RabbitMQ or LavinMQ.

Service Shutdown Schedule

Existing customers will have complete access to the service until its discontinuation on January 27, 2025. After May 1, 2024, we will cease to accept new users. Comprehensive information regarding our shutdown process is available under End of Life - Customer Information

Customer Information and Action Plan

Our top priority is ensuring a smooth transition for our current customers. For this reason, we have compiled all necessary information, including contact and support details as well as migration options here.

The next chapter for our team

As we navigate through this transition, our team is not saying goodbye but rather stepping into a new chapter. The expertise, dedication, and passion that powered CloudKarafka are now joining forces with our colleagues at CloudAMQP and LavinMQ. This strategic shift allows us to focus our collective efforts on advancing our service offerings in Message Queuing and Message Streaming solutions.

For more details on our journey ahead and what this means for our team and services, we invite you to read our announcement: Next Chapter for 84codes