Posted On: Oct 18, 2023
We are introducing Amazon MSK Replicator, a new feature of Amazon Managed Streaming for Apache Kafka (Amazon MSK) that enables you to reliably replicate data across Amazon MSK clusters in different or the same AWS region(s) in a few clicks. With MSK Replicator, you can easily build regionally resilient streaming applications for increased availability and business continuity. MSK Replicator provides automatic asynchronous replication across MSK clusters, eliminating the need to write custom code, manage infrastructure, or setup cross-region networking.
MSK Replicator automatically scales the underlying resources so that you can replicate data on-demand without having to monitor or scale capacity. MSK Replicator also replicates the necessary Kafka metadata including topic configurations, Access Control Lists (ACLs), and consumer group offsets. If an unexpected event occurs in a region, you can failover to the other AWS region and seamlessly resume processing. You can also use MSK Replicator to provide lower latency data access in different geographic regions or to distribute data to your partners.
With pay-as-you-go pricing, there are no minimum fees. You pay per GB of data replicated and an hourly rate for each Replicator. You also pay Amazon MSK’s usual charges for your source and target MSK clusters, and standard AWS charges for cross-region data transfer.