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kafka Binding

BindingServer

kafka Binding

Zilla runtime kafka binding.

kafka_cache_client:
  type: kafka
  kind: cache_client
  options:
    merged:
      - items-requests
      - items-responses
  exit: kafka_cache_server
kafka_cache_server:
  type: kafka
  kind: cache_server
  options:
    bootstrap:
      - items-responses
  exit: kafka_client
kafka_client:
  type: kafka
  kind: client
  exit: tcp_client

 







 






 


Summary

Defines a binding with kafka protocol support, with cache_client, cache_server or client behavior.

Cache behavior

The cache_client and cache_server kinds combine to provide a persistent cache of kafka messages per topic partition honoring the kafka topic configuration for message expiration and compaction. Messages ordering is guaranteed per partition and messages are merged into a unified stream for the topic spanning all partitions.

The cache_server kind supports proactive fetch of messages to keep the cache fresh in preparation for new consumers. This is enabled by configuring a list of bootstrap topics for the binding.

The cache_client kind supports filtering by kafka message key, headers or a combination of key and headers.

Message conflation occurs implicitly for compacted kafka topics, where a slower consumer that is not keeping up with the latest messages can safely skip over each older message that has effectively been replaced by a newer message with the same key.

When a new consumer arrives, the latest messages in the compacted topic are immediately delivered to that consumer, followed by any additional messages as they are produced to the kafka topic.

When the kafka topic is not compacted, then the binding can be configured to either replay historical messages first, or start with upcoming live messages instead.

The cache_client and cache_server also combine to provide a staging area when producing new messages as kafka requires exact message length up front when producing new messages and kafka does not support producing multiple messages in parallel over the same network connection.

Client behavior

The client kind kafka binding receives inbound application streams and encodes each as a network stream via kafka request-response protocol. Note that the same network stream can be reused to encode multiple kafka requests, including both fetch and produce requests.

Conditional routes based on kafka topic names are used to route these network streams to an exit binding that ultimately reaches a kafka broker.

Configuration

kind*

enum [ "cache_client", "cache_server", "client" ]

Behave as a kafka cache_client, cache_server or client.

options

object

kafka-specific options.

options:
  merged:
    - items-requests
    - items-responses

options.bootstrap

array of string

Topics to bootstrap in cache server even when no clients.

options.topics

array of object

Topic configuration.

topics[].name*

string

Topic name.

topics[].defaultOffset

enum [ "live", "historical" ] | Default: "historical"

Fetch offset to use for new consumers

topics[].key

object of a named model

Enforce validation for key

topics[].value

object of a named model

Enforce validation for value

options.servers

array of string

Bootstrap servers to use when connecting to kafka cluster.

options.sasl

object

SASL credentials to use when connecting to kafka brokers.

sasl.name

string

Mechanism name.

sasl.mechanism*

enum [ "plain", "scram-sha-1", "scram-sha-256", "scram-sha-512" ]

SASL mechanism
Supports plain and scram mechanisms.

sasl.username

string

SASL username.

sasl.password

string

SASL password.

exit

string

Default exit binding when no conditional routes are viable.

exit: echo_server

routes

array of object

Conditional kafka-specific routes.

routes[].guarded

object as named map of string:string array

List of roles required by each named guard to authorize this route.

routes:
  - guarded:
      test:
        - read:items

routes[].when

array of object

List of conditions (any match) to match this route.
Read more: When a route matches

when[].topic*

string

Topic name pattern.

routes[].exit*

string

Next binding when following this route.

exit: echo_server

* required