Connecting to Apache Kafka
Establishing a Connection shows how to authenticate to Apache Kafka and configure any necessary connection properties. You can also configure provider capabilities through the available Connection properties, from data modeling to firewall traversal. The Advanced Settings section shows how to set up more advanced configurations and troubleshoot connection errors.
Connecting from Visual Studio
The CData ADO.NET Provider for Apache Kafka provides a seamless integration with Microsoft Visual Studio. The provider is registered as an ADO.NET provider with Visual Studio, allowing for integration with visual designer tools, Server Explorer, and ADO.NET data source configuration wizards.
Apache Kafka Version Support
The provider leverages the Apache Kafka API to enable bidirectional access to Kafka.
- See Using ADO.NET to create ADO.NET connection objects from code.
- See Using Entity Framework to build an EF model based on the Apache Kafka connection.
- See Using SSRS to connect to Apache Kafka and create real-time reports.
- See Using DbProviderFactory to connect to Apache Kafka from generic ADO.NET code.