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From Andrew Otto <ao...@wikimedia.org>
Subject Re: REST/Proxy Consumer access
Date Thu, 05 Mar 2015 19:48:58 GMT
BTW, Wikimedia uses varnishkafka to produce http requests to Kafka, and we are pretty happy
with it.


> On Mar 5, 2015, at 13:09, Ewen Cheslack-Postava <ewen@confluent.io> wrote:
> Yes, Confluent built a REST proxy that gives access to cluster metadata
> (e.g. list topics, leaders for partitions, etc), producer (send binary or
> Avro messages to any topic), and consumer (run a consumer instance and
> consume messages from a topic). And you are correct, internally it uses
> Jetty and Jersey.
> http://confluent.io/docs/current/kafka-rest/docs/intro.html gives a pretty
> detailed listing of what's supported, what isn't yet, and how to get
> started. It's also open source, so if you find something you need is
> missing, we'd love to get a pull request! Code is available at
> https://github.com/confluentinc/kafka-rest
> There's also a mailing list for Confluent's platform that you might be
> interested in: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/confluent-platform
> If you have questions about getting started with the REST proxy, asking
> there might be better so we keep this list focused on Kafka itself.
> Finally, if Confluent's REST proxy doesn't work for you, we'd like to know
> why, but there are also some alternatives -- see the "HTTP REST" section of
> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/KAFKA/Clients
> -Ewen
> On Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 9:55 AM, Julio Castillo <
> jcastillo@financialengines.com> wrote:
>> I read the description of the new Confluent Platform and it briefly
>> describes some REST access to a producer and a consumer.
>> Does this mean there is a new process(es) running (Jetty based)?
>> This process integrates both the consumer and producer libraries?
>> Thanks
>> Julio Castillo
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> Ewen

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