Kafka Follow kafka.apache.org | Open Source

Apache Kafka is publish-subscribe messaging rethought as a distributed commit log.

Download installers and virtual machines, or run your own Kafka server in the cloud.

Bitnami Virtual Machines contain a minimal Linux operating system with Kafka installed and configured. This enables you to run the application without actually installing it on your computer. It's completely isolated from other software installed on your machine and makes an ideal sandbox for your project.

Using the Bitnami Virtual Machine image requires hypervisor software such as VMware Player or VirtualBox. Both of these hypervisors are available free of charge. After installing your preferred hypervisor, download and extract the Bitnami Virtual Machine by following the instructions in our getting started guide for VMware or VirtualBox.

Why use the Bitnami Kafka Stack?

Bitnami makes it easy to run Kafka in the cloud, locally or virtually. The Bitnami Kafka Stack is:

  • Up-to-date

    We track every release of Kafka and update our stack shortly after it's released.

  • Secure

    If serious security issues are discovered, we provide new versions of Kafka as soon as possible, often within hours of the availability of a fix.

  • Consistent

    With Bitnami, you get the same software stack and configuration regardless of where you are deploying Kafka or other Bitnami Applications. This makes it easy to migrate between different platforms.

With the Bitnami Kafka Stack compiling, configuring and all of its dependencies are taken care of, so it works out-of-the-box.

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