Getting started with Red Hat OpenShift Streams for Apache Kafka

A fully hosted and managed Apache Kafka service.

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Try our no-cost Kafka service and connect to it from any application.

To get started, log into your existing cloud.redhat.com account - or create a new account - and build stream-based applications today.

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OpenShift Streams for Apache Kafka quick starts

Getting started

Getting started with Streams for Apache Kafka

Learn how to create and set up your first Apache Kafka instance in Red Hat OpenShift Streams for Apache Kafka.

Messages

Using Quarkus applications with Kafka instances in Streams for Apache Kafka

Learn how to use Quarkus applications to produce messages and consume messages from a Kafka instance in Red Hat OpenShift Streams for Apache Kafka.

Interaction

Using Kafkacat with Kafka instances in Streams for Apache Kafka

Learn how to use Kafkacat to interact with a Kafka instance in Red Hat OpenShift Streams for Apache Kafka.

scripts

Using Kafka bin scripts with Stream for Apache Kafka

Learn how to use Kafka bin scripts to interact with a Kafka instance in Red Hat OpenShift Streams for Apache Kafka.

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See Kafka in action and build a cloud-native AI/ML application

Did you miss Burr Sutter's interactive demonstration during Red Hat Summit 2021 on artificial intelligence, machine learning (AI/ML), and Managed Kafka? If so, here's your chance to watch it.

Get moving toward self-service by using Red Hat OpenShift, Open Data Hub, and technologies like Jupyter Notebooks to create and maintain cloud-native applications with Apache Kafka.

Watch Burr's session now.

A quick tour

Check out this quick video tour and learn how OpenShift Streams for Apache Kafka can be used with Red Hat OpenShift to implement true end-to-end, stream-based solutions in the hybrid cloud.



Here’s what you can expect to learn:

  • How to provision a Kafka cluster in minutes.
  • An introduction to the UI and the CLI.
  • How to easily integrate the service with the development environment of your choice.
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Connect to your Kafka instance from the Developer Sandbox

In this article, Don Schenck guides you through the process of using OpenShift Streams for Apache Kafka from code running in a different instance on the Developer Sandbox for Red Hat OpenShift. All of the code will be running in the cloud, and you will understand the attraction.

Connect to a no-cost Kafka instance from the Developer Sandbox

Need help with your Red Hat OpenShift Streams for Apache Kafka solutions?

Red Hat OpenShift Streams for Apache Kafka is a fully hosted and managed Kafka service for stream-based applications that reduces the operational cost and complexity of delivering real-time applications across hybrid-cloud environments. Talk to a sales expert about how to best incorporate OpenShift Streams for Apache Kafka into your development environment.