Archive: August 2020

Replication of a single Avro serialized Kafka topic from one cluster to another

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Tim te Beek

As more and more teams and companies adopt Apache Kafka, you can find yourself wanting to share data via replication of one or more topics from one cluster to another. While replication of an entire cluster with all of it’s topics as a means of failover can be achieved with tools such as Mirror Maker and Confluent Replicator, for replication of a single topic there are fewer examples. Even more so when the source topic is serialized with Avro, with the schema stored in Confluent Schema Registry.

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