What is Azkarra ?

An introduction to Azkarra

What is it?

Azkarra Streams is a lightweight java framework to make it easy to develop, deploy and manage streaming microservices based on Apache Kafka Streams.(Azkarra is Basque words meaning “Fast”).

Key Features

Azkarra Streams provides a set of features to quickly debug and build production-ready Kafka Streams applications. This includes, among other things:

  • Lifecycle management of Kafka Streams instances (no more KafkaStreams#start()).
  • Easy externalization of configurations (using Typesafe Config).
  • Embedded HTTP server to execute interactive queries.
  • HTTP endpoints to monitor streams application metrics (e.g : JSON, Prometheus).
  • Embedded Web user interface for the visualization of DAGs of topologies
  • Encryption and Authentication with SSL or Basic Auth.
  • Etc.

Why do I want it?

Azkarra helps you build Kafka Streams applications using best pratices developped by the industry.

  • What is it good for?: Azkarra lets you focus on writing Kafka Streams topologies code, not boilerplate code necessary for executing them.

  • What is it not good for?: Azkarra is not attented to be used for operating a fleet of Kafka Streams applications.

  • What is it not yet good for?: Azkarra cannot be used for managing a distributed Kafka Streams application.

Where should I go next?

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Last modified March 3, 2021: docs(site): update docs for 0.9.x (ca3e155b)