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Kafka product description

Automate product release and end-of-life managementApache Kafka is a framework implementation of a software bus using stream-processing. It is an open-source software platform developed by the Apache Software Foundation written in Scala and Java. The project aims to provide a unified, high-throughput, low-latency platform for handling real-time data feeds. Kafka can connect to external systems (for data import/export) via Kafka Connect and provides Kafka Streams, a Java stream processing library. Kafka uses a binary TCP-based protocol that is optimized for efficiency and relies on a "message set" abstraction that naturally groups messages together to reduce the overhead of the network roundtrip.
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Figure: Release, patch and end-of-life cycle of product Kafka (Apache)
 

Kafka release strategy

Given 3 releases a year and the fact that no one upgrades three times a year, we propose making sure (by testing!) that rolling upgrade can be done from each release in the past year (i.e. last 3 releases) to the latest version. We will also attempt, as a community to do bugfix releases as needed for the last 3 releases.

Kafka properties & statistics

Product
Kafka
Vendor
Apache
Latest version
3.7.1
Number of releases
23
Number of versions
230
Number of unstable versions
159
Number of versions affected by CVE
36
Licence
Apache License 2.0
Last verification date
2024-07-11
 

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