Apache Kafka Connector¶
The Jitterbit Harmony Apache Kafka Connector establishes access to Apache Kafka.
The Apache Kafka connector provides an interface for creating an Apache Kafka connection, the foundation used for generating instances of Apache Kafka activities. These activities, once configured, interact with Apache Kafka through the connection.
The Apache Kafka connector is accessed from the design component palette's Connectivity tab (see Connectors in Design Component Palette).
This connector is used to first configure an Apache Kafka connection. Activity types associated with that connection are then used to create instances of activities that are intended to be used as sources (to provide data in an operation) or targets (to consume data in an operation).
Together, a specific Apache Kafka connection and its activities are referred to as an Apache Kafka endpoint:
Send Message: Sends streams of data into a topic in an Apache Kafka cluster and is intended to be used as a target in an operation.
Get Messages: Retrieves streams of data from a topic in an Apache Kafka cluster and is intended to be used as a source in an operation.
This connector is a Connector SDK-based connector, which may be referred to by Jitterbit when communicating changes made to connectors built with the Connector SDK.
Prerequisites and Supported API Versions¶
The Apache Kafka connector requires the use of an agent version 10.1 or later. These agent versions automatically download the latest version of the connector when required.
The Apache Kafka connector uses the Apache Kafka Core API. Refer to the API documentation for information on the schema nodes and fields.