Confluent’s latest release adds enterprise security, disaster recovery capabilities, new developer features, and IoT support.
Fresh on the heels of the release of version 2.0.0 of Apache Kafka comes the announcement of Confluent Platform 5.0. The latest version of Confluent’s platform includes IoT support. Its LDAP authorizer plugin makes it compatible with Microsoft’s Active Directory standard.
The update also includes a Confluent Kafka Replicator-based tool to automate cluster failover processes for improved disaster recovery.
The control center application also received an upgrade. It features a new broker configuration view that works across multiple clusters and new developer features. A new topic inspection tool allows users to view streaming messages in topics. It also provides a read key, header and value data for each message. It supports topics in Avro, JSON, and string.
“We are excited to announce the release of Confluent Platform 5.0, the enterprise streaming platform built on Apache Kafka. At Confluent, our vision is to place a streaming platform at the heart of every modern enterprise, helping infrastructure owners get the most out of Kafka and empowering developers to build powerful applications with real-time, streaming data,” says the company about the IoT-focused upgrades. “With a comprehensive streaming platform, companies can better integrate all their disparate data sources into a single source of truth and respond in real time to every event affecting the business.”