Attention: This version of Event Streams has reached End of Support. For more information about supported versions, see the support matrix.


Event Streams is an event-streaming platform based on the open-source Apache Kafka® project.

Event Streams version 2019.4.1 includes Kafka release 2.3.0, and supports the use of all Kafka interfaces.

Event Streams versions 2019.4.2, 2019.4.3 and 2019.4.4 include Kafka release 2.3.1, and support the use of all Kafka interfaces.

Event Streams builds upon the IBM Cloud Private platform to deploy Apache Kafka in a resilient and manageable way. It includes a UI design aimed at application developers getting started with Apache Kafka, as well as users operating a production cluster.

Event Streams features include:

  • Apache Kafka deployment that maximizes the spread of Kafka brokers across the nodes of the IBM Cloud Private cluster. This creates a highly-available configuration making the deployment resilient to many classes of failure with automatic restart of brokers included.
  • Health check information and options to resolve issues with your clusters and brokers.
  • Geo-replication of your topics between clusters to enable disaster recovery and scalability.
  • UI for browsing messages to help view and filter hundreds of thousands of messages, including options to drill in and see message details from a set time.
  • Encrypted communication between internal components and encrypted storage by using features available in IBM Cloud Private.
  • Security with authentication and authorization using IBM Cloud Private.