Posted On: Apr 17, 2019

Amazon Managed Streaming for Kafka (Amazon MSK) is now available in open preview in seven AWS regions: US East (N. Virginia and Ohio), US West (Oregon), EU (Ireland), and AP (Singapore, Sydney, and Tokyo).

Amazon Managed Streaming for Kafka (Amazon MSK) is a fully managed service that makes it easy for you to build and run applications that use  Apache Kafka  to process streaming data. Apache Kafka is an open-source platform for building real-time streaming data pipelines and applications. With Amazon MSK, you get a fully managed service that's 100% compatible with Apache Kafka. This allows you to migrate your existing Apache Kafka workloads with confidence, so you can quickly shift your focus away from cluster management, towards application development.

Amazon MSK is available in open preview and is accessible to any AWS customer. Visit the Amazon MSK webpage for more details or follow the getting started guide to get a cluster up and running in minutes.