Find out what is new in IBM Event Streams version 10.0.0.
The Kubernetes operator replaces Helm as the method for installing and managing Event Streams. The Event Streams operator uses custom resources to manage the required components. The operator can deploy instances of Event Streams as required, and manage the lifecycle of each instance, including configuration changes and upgrades.
Find out more about Event Streams and operators.
New security model
Event Streams version 10.0 introduces changes to the way security works. The main changes are as follows:
- Support for SCRAM-SHA-512 and Mutual TLS security mechanisms when connecting Kafka clients to the Event Streams Cluster.
- Support for Kafka Access Control Lists for permissions to Kafka resources.
- Support for insecure cluster installation, for proof of concept or development environments.
- Support for multiple REST endpoints with configurable security definitions.
Kafka Connect framework hosted by Event Streams
The Event Streams operator now deploys and manages Kafka Connect clusters using the
KafkaConnector custom resources.
KafkaConnectS2I custom resource enables users to install new connectors without needing to run local Docker builds. The
KafkaConnector custom resource provides a Kubernetes-native way to start, pause and stop connectors and tasks.
For more information, see the documentation on creating Kafka Connect clusters.
Additional tested connectors
The connector catalog now includes additional connectors that are commercially supported for customers with a support entitlement for IBM Cloud Pak for Integration:
- An Elasticsearch sink connector that subscribes to one or more Kafka topics and writes the records to Elasticsearch.
- Debezium’s PostgreSQL source connector that can monitor the row-level changes in the schemas of a PostgreSQL database and record them in separate Kafka topics.
- Debezium’s MySQL source connector that can monitor all of the row-level changes in the databases on a MySQL server or HA MySQL cluster and record them in Kafka topics.
Geo-replication now uses MirrorMaker2
Kafka Mirror Maker 2 provides the implementation for geo-replication in IBM Event Streams 10.0.0.
Find out more about Event Streams geo-replication.
Support for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 4.4
IBM Event Streams 10.0.0 introduces support for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 4.4.
Kafka version upgraded to 2.5.0
Event Streams version 10.0.0 includes Kafka release 2.5.0, and supports the use of all Kafka interfaces.
Default resource requirements have changed
The minimum footprint for Event Streams has been reduced. See the updated tables for the resource requirements.
Technology Preview features
Technology Preview features are available to evaluate potential upcoming features. Such features are intended for testing purposes only and not for production use. IBM does not support these features, but might help with any issues raised against them. IBM welcomes feedback on Technology Preview features to improve them. As the features are still under development, functions and interfaces can change, and it might not be possible to upgrade when updated versions become available.
IBM offers no guarantee that Technology Preview features will be part of upcoming releases and as such become fully supported.
Event Streams version 10.0.0 includes Cruise Control for Apache Kafka as a Technology Preview feature.