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Modern and performant Kafka client library for Ruby

What is rdkafka?

This gem is a modern Kafka client library for Ruby based on librdkafka. It wraps the production-ready C client using the ffi gem and targets Kafka 1.0+ and Ruby 2.3+.
rdkafka is a tool in the Kafka Tools category of a tech stack.
rdkafka is an open source tool with 172 GitHub stars and 61 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to rdkafka's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses rdkafka?


10 developers on StackShare have stated that they use rdkafka.

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rdkafka Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to rdkafka?
Kafka Manager
This interface makes it easier to identify topics which are unevenly distributed across the cluster or have partition leaders unevenly distributed across the cluster. It supports management of multiple clusters, preferred replica election, replica re-assignment, and topic creation. It is also great for getting a quick bird’s eye view of the cluster.
It is a Kafka GUI for topics, topics data, consumers group, schema registry, connect and more. It works with modern Kafka cluster.
It is a web UI for viewing Kafka topics and browsing consumer groups. The tool displays information such as brokers, topics, partitions, consumers, and lets you view messages.
Kafka UI
It is a simple tool that makes your data flows observable, helps find and troubleshoot issues faster and deliver optimal performance. Its lightweight dashboard makes it easy to track key metrics of your Kafka clusters - Brokers, Topics, Partitions, Production, and Consumption.
It is a simple and secure self service DataOps platform, to operate with confidence on Apache Kafka & Kubernetes.
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