This project provides a software component which acts as a bridge between different standard protocols and an Apache Kafka cluster. The available protocols are:
It provides a different way to interact with Apache Kafka because the latter natively supports only a custom (proprietary) protocol. Thanks to the bridge, all clients which can speak different standard protocols can connect to Apache Kafka cluster in order to send and receive messages to / from topics.
You can use the Strimzi Kafka operator to deploy the Kafka Bridge with HTTP support on Kubernetes and OpenShift.
Download the ZIP or TAR.GZ file from the GitHub release page and unpack it.
Afterwards, edit the
config/application.properties file which contains the configuration.
Once your configuration is ready, start the bridge using:
bin/kafka_bridge_run.sh --config-file config/application.properties
Documentation to the current main branch as well as all releases can be found on our website.
If you encounter any issues while using Strimzi Kafka Bridge, you can get help using:
You can contribute by:
The Hacking guide describes how to build Strimzi Kafka Bridge and how to test your changes before submitting a patch or opening a PR.
The Documentation Contributor Guide describes how to contribute to Strimzi documentation.
If you want to get in touch with us first before contributing, you can use:
Strimzi Kafka Bridge is licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0