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From Stanislav Kozlovski <stanis...@confluent.io>
Subject Re: [ANNOUNCE] Apache Kafka 2.6.0
Date Thu, 06 Aug 2020 14:28:27 GMT
Thanks for driving the release Randall!
Congratulations to everybody involved - awesome work!

On Thu, Aug 6, 2020 at 5:21 PM Randall Hauch <rhauch@apache.org> wrote:

> The Apache Kafka community is pleased to announce the release for Apache
> Kafka 2.6.0
> * TLSv1.3 has been enabled by default for Java 11 or newer.
> * Significant performance improvements, especially when the broker has
> large numbers of partitions
> * Smooth scaling out of Kafka Streams applications
> * Kafka Streams support for emit on change
> * New metrics for better operational insight
> * Kafka Connect can automatically create topics for source connectors
> * Improved error reporting options for sink connectors in Kafka Connect
> * New Filter and conditional SMTs in Kafka Connect
> * The default value for the `client.dns.lookup` configuration is
> now `use_all_dns_ips`
> * Upgrade Zookeeper to 3.5.8
> This release also includes other features, 74 improvements, 175 bug fixes,
> plus other changes.
> All of the changes in this release can be found in the release notes:
> https://www.apache.org/dist/kafka/2.6.0/RELEASE_NOTES.html
> You can download the source and binary release (Scala 2.12 and 2.13) from:
> https://kafka.apache.org/downloads#2.6.0
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Apache Kafka is a distributed streaming platform with four core APIs:
> ** The Producer API allows an application to publish a stream of records to
> one or more Kafka topics.
> ** The Consumer API allows an application to subscribe to one or more
> topics and process the stream of records produced to them.
> ** The Streams API allows an application to act as a stream processor,
> consuming an input stream from one or more topics and producing an
> output stream to one or more output topics, effectively transforming the
> input streams to output streams.
> ** The Connector API allows building and running reusable producers or
> consumers that connect Kafka topics to existing applications or data
> systems. For example, a connector to a relational database might
> capture every change to a table.
> With these APIs, Kafka can be used for two broad classes of application:
> ** Building real-time streaming data pipelines that reliably get data
> between systems or applications.
> ** Building real-time streaming applications that transform or react
> to the streams of data.
> Apache Kafka is in use at large and small companies worldwide, including
> Capital One, Goldman Sachs, ING, LinkedIn, Netflix, Pinterest, Rabobank,
> Target, The New York Times, Uber, Yelp, and Zalando, among others.
> A big thank you for the following 127 contributors to this release!
> 17hao, A. Sophie Blee-Goldman, Aakash Shah, Adam Bellemare, Agam Brahma,
> Alaa Zbair, Alexandra Rodoni, Andras Katona, Andrew Olson, Andy Coates,
> Aneel Nazareth, Anna Povzner, Antony Stubbs, Arjun Satish, Auston, avalsa,
> Badai Aqrandista, belugabehr, Bill Bejeck, Bob Barrett, Boyang Chen, Brian
> Bushree, Brian Byrne, Bruno Cadonna, Charles Feduke, Chia-Ping Tsai, Chris
> Egerton, Colin Patrick McCabe, Daniel, Daniel Beskin, David Arthur, David
> Jacot, David Mao, dengziming, Dezhi “Andy” Fang, Dima Reznik, Dominic
> Evans, Ego, Eric Bolinger, Evelyn Bayes, Ewen Cheslack-Postava, fantayeneh,
> feyman2016, Florian Hussonnois, Gardner Vickers, Greg Harris, Gunnar
> Morling, Guozhang Wang, high.lee, Hossein Torabi, huxi, Ismael Juma, Jason
> Gustafson, Jeff Huang, jeff kim, Jeff Widman, Jeremy Custenborder, Jiamei
> Xie, jiameixie, jiao, Jim Galasyn, Joel Hamill, John Roesler, Jorge Esteban
> Quilcate Otoya, José Armando García Sancio, Konstantine Karantasis, Kowshik
> Prakasam, Kun Song, Lee Dongjin, Leonard Ge, Lev Zemlyanov, Levani
> Kokhreidze, Liam Clarke-Hutchinson, Lucas Bradstreet, Lucent-Wong, Magnus
> Edenhill, Manikumar Reddy, Mario Molina, Matthew Wong, Matthias J. Sax,
> maulin-vasavada, Michael Viamari, Michal T, Mickael Maison, Mitch, Navina
> Ramesh, Navinder Pal Singh Brar, nicolasguyomar, Nigel Liang, Nikolay,
> Okada Haruki, Paul, Piotr Fras, Radai Rosenblatt, Rajini Sivaram, Randall
> Hauch, Rens Groothuijsen, Richard Yu, Rigel Bezerra de Melo, Rob Meng,
> Rohan, Ron Dagostino, Sanjana Kaundinya, Scott, Scott Hendricks, sebwills,
> Shailesh Panwar, showuon, SoontaekLim, Stanislav Kozlovski, Steve
> Rodrigues, Svend Vanderveken, Sönke Liebau, THREE LEVEL HELMET, Tom
> Bentley, Tu V. Tran, Valeria, Vikas Singh, Viktor Somogyi, vinoth chandar,
> Vito Jeng, Xavier Léauté, xiaodongdu, Zach Zhang, zhaohaidao, zshuo, 阿洋
> We welcome your help and feedback. For more information on how to
> report problems, and to get involved, visit the project website at
> https://kafka.apache.org/
> Thank you!
> Regards,
> Randall Hauch


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