New insights into Apache Kafka data & performance. API Docs management feature.
We are excited to announce the availability of the Kadeck 4.3 Kafka UI platform. The new release contains many new features that make it easier for Apache Kafka developers, as well as Apache Kafka infrastructure and operations people to be more productive with Kafka.
4.3 highlights include:
Read onwards to learn more about new Kafka UI features in Kadeck 4.3.
The new Consumers View allows you to see and sort all Consumer Groups in a cluster at once. Troubleshooting consumer groups is an important task in Apache Kafka environments. This includes identifying slow consumers, skipping "poison pills" (records that always crash the consumer), as well as cleaning up orphaned consumer groups that are no longer needed.
Kadeck offers a variety of functions and metrics for these tasks, which can be accessed via the Consumers view.
This new view allows you to quickly identify slow Consumer Groups or find Consumer Groups without knowing in advance the Topic from which they consume. It is also possible to delete empty consumers. Controlling access to Consumer details for your team is fully enforced.
With the addition of new Consumer Group insights in Kadeck 4.3, we’ve finished setting the stage for groundbreaking, new Kafka monitoring functionality due out later this year. Kadeck will provide a comprehensive overview of your entire Apache Kafka cluster in a single location, and help operations identify issues before they escalate and impact system stability. Kafka monitoring capabilities will include:
In a dynamic environment where numerous Kafka topics are being managed, it's essential to have a clear understanding of each topic's purpose and usage. In Kadeck 4.3, you can now easily create and manage API documentations for your Kafka topics.
This new feature provides:
Early 4.3 users have been really excited by this feature because it helps improve topic comprehension, accelerates troubleshooting, makes it easier to onboard new team members, and helps keep the current topic’s consumers, producers and schemas up to date.
The Data Catalog is where Kadeck users do much of their Kafka data exploration and monitoring. In version 4.3 the Data Catalog is now even more powerful. Keep track of disk space by sorting by log sizes and see partition and replication issues at a glance. Color-coding connections for dev, test, and production environments gives you a better overall view of your Apache Kafka infrastructure.
Other Data Catalog improvements include:
If you’re not already a Kadeck user, you can start here with a free-forever version for yourself or your team:
And while you’re experiencing 4.3, feel free to contact us if you have questions or input about the new Kafka monitoring functionality we are preparing to deliver. We’d love to hear your thoughts on it.