Getting Started Guide |

Getting Started with Kafka

Eventador offers several plans ranging from development/testing plans to full production grade enterprise configurations. This guide will show you how to create a Kafka developer deployment, which is free for 30 days. If you’d like to deploy Kafka + Flink plan use this guide.


Eventador is a high performance real-time data pipeline platform based on Apache Kafka. Eventador makes it easy to perform analysis and build applications using real time streaming data. Some areas that can benefit from real time data are sensor networks, IoT, click-stream analysis, fraud detection, or anything that requires real-time data. Eventador is deployed to Amazon AWS, and delivered as a service.

A developer deployment consists of:

Each account has an isolated VPC that your deployments live in. You must grant access to each deployment via the console in order for any traffic to be allowed through. More on this below.


Step 1: Create a Deployment

Step 2: Add an ACL

Step 3: Create a Topic (optional)

A topic is a container to hold a stream of related data.

Next step

Congratulations! You have setup a new Apache Kafka cluster. Now that your topic is created you’re ready to start sending data.

Next: Send data with kafkacat

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