Provectus Releases UI for Apache Kafka v0.1
PALO ALTO, July 12, 2021 — Provectus, a Silicon Valley artificial intelligence (AI) consultancy, today announced the 0.1.0 release of UI for Apache Kafka, a free open-source web service that offers developers a user-friendly UI for monitoring and management of Apache Kafka clusters.
UI for Apache Kafka is a simple service that enables developers to monitor data flows and find and troubleshoot issues in data while delivering optimal performance. The lightweight dashboard makes it easy to keep track of key metrics of Apache Kafka clusters, including Brokers, Topics, Partitions, Production, and Consumption.
“Apache Kafka comes with CLI tools for all necessary administrative tasks. But because they are not integrated into a single service, you have to run different tools separately for different tasks, which causes inconvenience and time loss,” says German Osin, Senior Solutions Architect at Provectus. “The problem can escalate quickly as your clusters grow in size, or if you have more than several clusters, simply because you lack the ability to properly observe them.”
By enhancing the observability of Apache Kafka, UI for Apache Kafka can help to simplify and accelerate the development process, minimize time to resolution, and speed up the reporting process, to improve operational efficiency within and between engineering teams. UI for Apache Kafka does not lock developers in, as is the case with existing proprietary and OSS web UIs. It includes multi-cluster support, and embraces the entire Apache Kafka ecosystem.
UI for Apache Kafka is designed with the needs of developers in mind. It can be set up with just a couple of easy commands to visualize Apache Kafka data in a comprehensible way. The service can be run locally or in the cloud.
UI for Apache Kafka features such capabilities as:
- Browse Messages — browse messages with Avro, Protobuf, JSON, and plain text encoding
- View Consumer Groups — view per-partition parked offsets, and combined and per-partition lag
- Configurable Authentification — secure your installation with optional Github/Gitlab/Google OAuth 2.0
- View Kafka Brokers — view topic and partition assignments, and controller status
- View Kafka Topics — view partition count, replication status, and custom configuration
- Multi-Cluster Management — monitor and manage all your clusters in one place
- Dynamic Topic Configuration — create and configure new topics with dynamic configuration
“We are thrilled to release UI for Apache Kafka, to help the engineering community tackle the challenges of the observability of streaming data,” says Stepan Pushkarev, CTO of Provectus. “We hope the service will make it easier for developers to set up and manage monitoring in Apache Kafka, to hustle less and reduce time to value for the solutions they are working on.”
Provectus is currently working to add new functionality and features to UI for Apache Kafka v0.2. The release of the enhanced service is expected in August.
To learn more about UI for Apache Kafka, check out the project’s GitHub page.
Provectus is an Artificial Intelligence consultancy and solutions provider, helping companies in Healthcare & Life Sciences, Retail & CPG, Media & Entertainment, Manufacturing, and Internet businesses achieve their objectives through AI. Provectus is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA. For more information, visit provectus.com.