Instaclustr announces the immediate availability of Managed Apache Kafka on the Instaclustr Platform. Apache Kafka adds to Instaclustr’s existing offerings of Apache Cassandra, Apache Spark and Elassandra, providing customers with the opportunity to use a single managed service provider for a complete suite of leading open source data processing and storage technologies delivering reliability at scale.
Apache Kafka is the leading streaming and queuing technology for large-scale, always-on applications. Apache Kafka is widely used in application architectures to fill needs including:
Delivered through the Instaclustr Platform, Instaclustr’s Managed Apache Kafka provides the management features that have made Instaclustr’s Managed Apache Cassandra the leading managed service for Cassandra:
Instaclustr has been running Apache Kafka in production for internal use since 2017 and for the last few months working with Early Access Program customers Siteminder, Lendi, Kaiwoo and Paidy to ensure our offering is well suited to a range of customer requirements.
Our early access program has already delivered benefits to participating customers such as Lendi:
“We see Apache Kafka as a core capability for our architectural strategy as we scale our business. Getting set up with Instaclustr’s Kafka service was easy and significantly accelerated our timelines. Instaclustr consulting services were also instrumental in helping us understand how to properly use Kafka in our architecture.” Glen McRae, CTO, Lendi,
“As very happy users of Instaclustr’s Cassandra and Spark managed services, we’re excited about the new Apache Kafka managed service. Instaclustr quickly got us up and running with Kafka and provided the support we needed throughout the process.” Mike Rogers, CTO, SiteMinder
The Public Preview period for Instaclustr Managed Kafka is expected to run until 25th June. Following Public Preview full SLAs will apply. Instaclustr’s Managed Kafka is ready for full production usage with SLAs available up to 99.95%. Our technical operations team is ready to migrate existing Kafka clusters to Instaclustr with zero-downtime.