We're excited to announce Confluent Platform 5.5, a release that makes event streaming more broadly accessible to developers of all backgrounds, enhancing three categories of features that complement Apache Kafka® and make it easier to build event streaming applications:
We are adding support for Protobuf and JSON schemas to Confluent Schema Registry and throughout our entire platform, further expanding our rich pre-built ecosystem for Kafka.
We're enhancing our tooling for multi-language development with Kafka in a couple of ways. First, an upgrade in the librdkafka library is bringing exactly-once semantics to Go, Python, C/C++, and .NET languages. Second, the Confluent REST Proxy is gaining preview support for administrative operations like creating and deleting topics.
We are continuing to invest in an expansive feature set for ksqlDB, the event streaming database that makes it simple to build event streaming applications that use stream processing. New aggregate functions, support for more data types, and higher availability for pull queries top the list.
As with any Confluent Platform release, all of the details are in the release notes, but this blog post provides a high-level overview of what's included:
READ THE BLOG POST Or if you're tired of being stuck at home and would like to see Tim Berglund also stuck at home and filming in his home office, check out the video summary for an overview:
The Confluent Team
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