Posted On: Nov 30, 2021

Today we announced Amazon MSK Serverless in public preview, a new type of Amazon MSK cluster that makes it easier for developers to run Apache Kafka without having to manage its capacity. MSK Serverless automatically provisions and scales compute and storage resources and offers throughput-based pricing, so you can use Apache Kafka on demand and pay for the data you stream and retain.

With this launch, getting started with Apache Kafka is even easier. With a few clicks in the AWS management console, you can setup secure and highly available clusters that automatically scale as your application I/O scales. MSK serverless is fully compatible with Apache Kafka, so you can run existing applications without any code changes or create new applications using familiar tools and APIs. MSK Serverless supports native AWS integrations that provide capabilities such as private connectivity with AWS PrivateLink, secure client access with AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), and schema evolution control with AWS Glue Schema Registry.

With pay-as-you-go pricing, there are no upfront commitments or minimum fees. You pay an hourly rate per cluster and an hourly rate for each partition that you create. Additionally, you pay per GB of data throughput and storage. To learn more about MSK Serverless, visit our webpage.

Amazon MSK Serverless is available in public preview today in US East (Ohio).