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Kafka

Overview

The Airbyte Kafka source allows you to sync data from Kafka. Each Kafka topic is written to the corresponding stream.

Sync overview

Output schema

Each Kafka topic will be output into a stream.
Currently, this connector only reads data with JSON format. More formats (e.g. Apache Avro) will be supported in the future.

Features

Feature
Supported?(Yes/No)
Notes
Full Refresh Sync
Yes
Incremental - Append Sync
Yes
Namespaces
No

Getting started

Requirements

To use the Kafka source, you'll need:
  • A Kafka cluster 1.0 or above.

Setup guide

Network Access

Make sure your Kafka brokers can be accessed by Airbyte.

Permissions

Airbyte should be allowed to read messages from topics, and these topics should be created before reading from Kafka.

Target topics

You can determine the topics from which messages are read via the topic_pattern configuration parameter. Messages can be read from a hardcoded, pre-defined topic.
To read all messages from a single hardcoded topic, enter its name in the topic_pattern field e.g: setting topic_pattern to my-topic-name will read all messages from that topic.
You can determine the topic partitions from which messages are read via the topic_partitions configuration parameter.

Setup the Kafka destination in Airbyte

You should now have all the requirements needed to configure Kafka as a destination in the UI. You can configure the following parameters on the Kafka destination (though many of these are optional or have default values):
  • Bootstrap servers
  • Topic pattern
  • Topic partition
  • Test topic
  • Group ID
  • Max poll records
  • SASL JAAS config
  • SASL mechanism
  • Client ID
  • Enable auto commit
  • Auto commit interval ms
  • Client DNS lookup
  • Retry backoff ms
  • Request timeout ms
  • Receive buffer bytes
  • Repeated calls
More info about this can be found in the Kafka consumer configs documentation site.

Changelog

Version
Date
Pull Request
Subject
0.1.3
2022-02-14
10256
Add -XX:+ExitOnOutOfMemoryError JVM option
0.1.2
2021-12-21
8865
Fix SASL config read issue
0.1.1
2021-12-06
8524
Update connector fields title/description
Last modified 8mo ago