Apache Kafka

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Apache Kafka


You can use the Apache Kafka connector from the CData Sync application to move data from any supported source to the Apache Kafka destination. To do so, you need to add the connector, authenticate to the connector, and complete your connection.

Establish a Connection

To allow Sync to use data from Apache Kafka, you first must establish a connection to Apache Kafka. Follow these steps to connect Apache Kafka to your Sync account:

  1. Open the Connections page of the Sync dashboard.

  2. Click Add Connection to open the Select Connectors page.

  3. Click the Destinations tab and locate the Apache Kafka row.

  4. Click the Configure Connection icon at the end of that row. If you do not see the Configure Connection icon, you need to add the connector according to the instructions in Connections.

  5. Enter connection settings on the Settings tab:

    • Connection Name - Enter a connection name of your choice.

    • Bootstrap Servers - Enter the address of the Apache Kafka Bootstrap servers to which you want to connect.

    • Auth Scheme - Select the authentication scheme. Plain is the default setting. For this setting, specify your login credentials:

      • User - Enter the username that you use to authenticate to Apache Kafka.

      • Password - Enter the password that you use to authenticate to Apache Kafka.

    • Type Detection Scheme - Specify the detection-scheme type (None, RowScan, SchemaRegistry, or MessageOnly) that you want to use. The default type is None.

    • Use SSL - Specify whether you want to use the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol. The default value is False.

  6. Click Create & Test to create the connection.

  7. Define advanced connection settings on the Advanced tab. (In most cases, though, you should not need these settings.)

More Information

For more information about interactions between CData Sync and Apache Kafka, see Apache Kafka Connector for CData Sync.