Get started with Red Hat OpenShift Streams for Apache Kafka

Check out this quick two-minute video on how to use OpenShift Streams for Apache Kafka,  a fully hosted and managed Kafka service for stream-based applications that delivers streamlined operations and improved application velocity.

OpenShift Streams for Apache Kafka is for developers

A Quick Tour

Red Hat OpenShift Streams for Apache Kafka is a fully managed Apache Kafka solution by Red Hat.

At Red Hat, we understand that the real value of Kafka starts when developers can easily and effectively integrate their microservices and applications with our Kafka services.

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

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Three steps to getting started with OpenShift Streams for Apache Kafka

1. Create your Red Hat Account

Click here to reach the Red Hat OpenShift Streams for Apache Kafka Web Console. 

If you already have a Red Hat account, you'll receive immediate access. Go to Step 2. 

If you are new to Red Hat, please create a new account using the Create one now button. 

If you already have a developers.redhat.com account, you can upgrade your account to a full Red Hat account.

2. Take the Web Console Tour

Learn more about the OpenShift Streams for Apache Kafka web console by following the guided tour.

You can access the Tour by clicking on the light bulb icon in the lower right corner and selecting Guides -> Web console tour.
3. Get started with quick starts

OpenShift Streams for Apache Kafka quick starts can be found in the resources section in the navigation menu on the left of the OpenShift Streams for Apache Kafka web console. The quick starts provide guided instructions for common integration tasks.

You are now ready to build a sample application in the Developer Sandbox and connect to your Kafka instance.
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Managed Kafka in the Developer Sandbox

Running Proof of Concept (PoC) code on your local machine is great and definitely worthwhile, but the real test comes when you must face the fallacies of distributed computing and run things in the cloud. This is where you make the leap from PoC to more of an emulation of real life.

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

Connect to a Kafka cluster in 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.