Amazon MSK Serverless is now generally available to automatically manage the capacity of Kafka clusters

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced the general availability of Amazon MSK Serverlessa new serverless option for Amazon Managed Streaming for Apache Kafka (Amazon MSK) This instantly scales resources to meet an application’s needs, greatly simplifying data collection and real-time streaming.

The announcement came in one AWS News blog post.

According to AWS, companies are increasingly using Apache Kafka to collect and analyze real-time data streams from IoT devices, website clickstreams, database logs, and many other sources from which dynamic data is continuously generated. With Amazon MSK Serverless, customers no longer need to worry about capacity planning – Amazon MSK Serverless automatically provisions, manages, and scales Apache Kafka and Kafka Connect clusters to provide on-demand streaming capacity and storage even for the to provide the most variable or unpredictable streaming workload.

With Amazon MSK Serverless, customers can:

  • Easy data streaming:Amazon MSK Serverless automatically manages cluster capacity and Apache Kafka partitions, and customers can create an Amazon MSK Serverless cluster and stream data with just a few clicks.
  • Scale instantly to meet demand:Amazon MSK Serverless instantly scales capacity up and down based on application needs, so customers don’t need to monitor cluster capacity or reallocate Apache Kafka partitions.
  • Pay only for the exact capacity needed for your workload:Amazon MSK Serverless offers throughput-based pricing, so customers only pay for the amount of data they stream and keep and don’t have to worry about over-provisioning for peak capacity.

Additionally, Amazon notes that MSK Serverless offers additional secure features out-of-the-box, such as: B. Private connectivity to keep traffic from leaving the AWS backbone. AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) Access control and encryption of data at rest and in transit, keeping it secure.

Amazon MSK Serverless is available in US East (Ohio), US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), Europe (Frankfurt), Europe (Ireland), Europe (Stockholm), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific Pacific (Sydney) and Asia Pacific (Tokyo).

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