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FAQ: Producer side settings explained: linger.ms and batch.size

Sometimes a life saver, others unimportant. How tuning your producer can make the difference. This article will dive into two settings tied one to another: batch.size and linger.ms.

Apache Kafka Use cases

This article will provide you with some popular use case examples of Apache Kafka.

Information Regarding Changes to our Contracts and Policies

Soon it will be three years since the GDPR was legally enforced. Since then, CloudKarafka has become both SOC 2 Type 2 and HIPAA compliant, our GDPR Compliance Program has expanded, and our processes concerning our customers' privacy have been further enhanced.

SOC 2 Type 2 and HIPAA Compliance

We are proud and happy to announce that we have received our second year SOC 2 Type 2 attestation report on January 29, 2021.

CloudKarafka SSL certificate renewal

The SSL/TLS certificate used by shared and dedicated clusters will be rotated during a scheduled maintenance window on 2020-12-15.

JMX metrics available for all JVM programs

A proper monitoring of your infrastructure will provide you with useful software insights. CloudKarafka now offers JMX metrics for all JVM programs

The difference between Apache Kafka and RabbitMQ explained

CloudKarafka participates on a free online event explores the differences between two popular message brokers from a use-case perspective

Guide: How to use Schema Registry with CloudKarafka

Schema Registry ensures that the Kafka components communicate in the correct format and interact with both the producer and the consumer to provide a serving layer for metadata. In this guide, CloudKarafka demonstrates how to use Schema Registry with your hosted Apache Kafka cluster from CloudKarafka.

Guide: How to use Kafka Connect with CloudKarafka

Kafka Connect allows users to set up integrations between their Kafka cluster while simplifying the ability to add new systems to your data, keeping the stream both scalable and secure. In this guide, CloudKarafka demonstrates how to set up Kafka Connect with your hosted Apache Kafka cluster from CloudKarafka.

Guide: How to peer your VPC with CloudKarafka

Peering your VPC with Cloud Karafka offers several advantages. Peering provides access to the Kafka cluster using plaintext connections while maintaining data security. Additionally, peering provides access to Zookeeper, a centralized service necessary for some of the Kafka CLI scripts, and other Kafka tools. To make it easier to optimize the usage of your hosted Apache Kafka cluster, CloudKarafka has put together a new set of guides to help you connect with popular Apache Kafka add-ons.