Confluent Platform 6.0 , One of our most feature-rich releases to date, is now available for download.. This release is based on Apache KafkaⓇ 2.6 and enhances the platform with greater elasticity, improved cost-effectiveness, infinite data retention, and global availability.
What’s New in Confluent Platform 6.0
Tiered Storage enables you to retain infinite data in Kafka by offloading older data to cost-effective object stores, such as Amazon S3 and Google Cloud Storage. With infinite retention, you can build event streaming applications that provide better real-time insights with a broader set of data.
With Self-Balancing Clusters, partition rebalances are fully automated to optimize Kafka’s throughput, accelerate broker scaling, and reduce the operational burden of running a large cluster.
Cluster Linking (preview):
If you embrace hybrid cloud and multi-cloud architectures or if you are pursuing Kafka use cases that span the globe, Cluster Linking provides a simple, efficient solution for connecting independent clusters between different environments and across any distance.
This release of ksqlDB makes pull queries and embedded connectors generally available, enabling you to simplify your stream processing architectures and more easily build event streaming applications.
Admin REST APIs:
Admin REST APIs support a comprehensive set of administrative functions, providing you with even greater flexibility in how you choose to manage your Kafka clusters.
Watch Tim Berglund’s overview of what’s new in Confluent Platform 6.0 or read the blog post for full details.
Full release notes available.
Ready to upgrade? Download Confluent Platform 6.0