Posted On: Oct 16, 2019

You can now dynamically expand your Amazon MSK clusters as your business grows. Also, you now have the option to create clusters spanning two Availability Zones (AZs), in addition to the default three AZ deployment, in all regions where Amazon MSK is available.  

The new capability to expand allows your Amazon MSK cluster to scale out as your business grows by dynamically increasing the number of brokers within a cluster. The use of 2-AZ clusters is a good option for customers who already run Apache Kafka brokers in two AZs or use a replication factor of 2 by default. Visit the Amazon MSK developer guide for information on how to use these new features.

Amazon MSK is a fully managed service for Apache Kafka that makes it easy for you to build and run applications that use Apache Kafka as a data store. Amazon MSK is 100% compatible with Apache Kafka, which enables you to quickly migrate your existing Apache Kafka workloads to Amazon MSK with confidence or build new ones from scratch. With Amazon MSK, you spend more time innovating on applications and less time managing clusters.