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From Mickael Maison <mimai...@apache.org>
Subject [ANNOUNCE] Apache Kafka 2.6.1
Date Mon, 11 Jan 2021 22:17:15 GMT
The Apache Kafka community is pleased to announce the release for
Apache Kafka 2.6.1.

This is a bug fix release and it includes fixes and improvements from
41 JIRAs, including a few critical bugs.

All of the changes in this release can be found in the release notes:
https://www.apache.org/dist/kafka/2.6.1/RELEASE_NOTES.html


You can download the source and binary release (Scala 2.12 and Scala 2.13) from:
https://kafka.apache.org/downloads#2.6.1


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Apache Kafka is a distributed streaming platform with four core APIs:

** The Producer API allows an application to publish a stream 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 36 contributors to this release!

A. Sophie Blee-Goldman, John Roesler, Bruno Cadonna, Rajini Sivaram,
Guozhang Wang, Matthias J. Sax, Chris Egerton, Mickael Maison, Randall
Hauch, leah, Luke Chen, Jason Gustafson, Konstantine Karantasis,
Michael Bingham, Lucas Bradstreet, Andrew Egelhofer, Micah Paul Ramos,
Nikolay, Nitesh Mor, Alex Diachenko, xakassi, Shaik Zakir Hussain,
Stanislav Kozlovski, Stanislav Vodetskyi, Thorsten Hake, Tom Bentley,
Vikas Singh, feyman2016, high.lee, Dima Reznik, Colin Patrick McCabe,
Edoardo Comar, Jim Galasyn, Chia-Ping Tsai, Justine Olshan, Levani
Kokhreidze


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,
Mickael

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