Apache Kafka

More than 80% of all Fortune 100 companies trust, and use Kafka.

Apache Kafka is an open-source distributed event streaming platform used by thousands of companies for high-performance data pipelines, streaming analytics, data integration, and mission-critical applications.

  • Manufacturing

    10 out of 10

  • Banks

    7 out of 10

  • Insurance

    10 out of 10

  • Telecom

    8 out of 10

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10/10 Largest manufacturing companies
10/10 Largest information technology and services companies
8/10 Largest telecommunications companies
8/10 Largest transportation companies
7/10 Largest retail companies
7/10 Largest banks and finance companies
6/10 Largest energy and utilities organizations

Above is a snapshot of the number of top-ten largest companies using Kafka, per-industry.

Core Capabilities

  • High Throughput

    Deliver messages at network limited throughput using a cluster of machines with latencies as low as 2ms.

  • Scalable

    Scale production clusters up to a thousand brokers, trillions of messages per day, petabytes of data, hundreds of thousands of partitions. Elastically expand and contract storage and processing.

  • Permanent storage

    Store streams of data safely in a distributed, durable, fault-tolerant cluster.

  • High availability

    Stretch clusters efficiently over availability zones or connect separate clusters across geographic regions.


  • Built-in Stream Processing

    Process streams of events with joins, aggregations, filters, transformations, and more, using event-time and exactly-once processing.

  • Connect To Almost Anything

    Kafka’s out-of-the-box Connect interface integrates with hundreds of event sources and event sinks including Postgres, JMS, Elasticsearch, AWS S3, and more.

  • Client Libraries

    Read, write, and process streams of events in a vast array of programming languages.

  • Large Ecosystem Open Source Tools

    Large ecosystem of open source tools: Leverage a vast array of community-driven tooling.

Trust & Ease Of Use

  • Mission Critical

    Support mission-critical use cases with guaranteed ordering, zero message loss, and efficient exactly-once processing.

  • Trusted By Thousands of Orgs

    Thousands of organizations use Kafka, from internet giants to car manufacturers to stock exchanges. More than 5 million unique lifetime downloads.

  • Vast User Community

    Kafka is one of the five most active projects of the Apache Software Foundation, with hundreds of meetups around the world.

  • Rich Online Resources

    Rich documentation, online training, guided tutorials, videos, sample projects, Stack Overflow, etc.