Re: RFC: Strimzi

Tom Bentley

Hi Alexis,

On Wed, May 1, 2019 at 10:11 AM Alexis Richardson <alexis@...> wrote:
Kafka itself is not multi-tennant. Neither messages nor topics are owned authorised entities. So although it has different retention policies for messages, they're not associated with users or tenants. Rate limiting / quotas of connected clients are features of Kafka itself, rather than being something Strimzi adds. Therefore it might be hard to separate it as a general concept.

Perhaps I misunderstood but isn't one goal of Strimzi to enable Kafka-aaS.

Strimzi provides operators which make it easy for different users to create their own Kafka clusters, (plus topics, users etc within those clusters). It does not provide support for a single Kafka cluster supporting multiple tenants. Obviously it is possible provide abstractions to do that on top of Kafka, but that's not what Strimzi provides.



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