Latest release of Solace Event Portal for Apache Kafka empowers organizations to more efficiently develop and manage their Kafka event streams across many clusters and environments.
2023 Current, Booth # 206, San Jose, CA (September 26, 2023) – Solace, the leading enabler of event-driven architecture for real-time enterprises, today announced a new version of its Solace Event Portal solution that gives organizations with Apache Kafka deployments better visibility into, and control over, their Kafka event streams, brokers and associated assets.
Enterprises worldwide are embracing event-driven and streaming architectures to become more agile and real-time in their operations and customer interactions. Many organizations rely on Apache Kafka as their event streaming platform, and often must use a variety of tools for software development, lifecycle management, governance and monitoring/observability, resulting in a large gap between the event-driven architecture components that actually exists and what is accurately and visibly known. This makes it difficult for developers and architects to collaborate on the design, deployment and operation of their Kafka applications, and for administrators to ensure security, governance and compliance with internal policies and government regulations.
The latest release of Solace Event Portal for Apache Kafka, generally available now, was specifically designed to address these challenges, offering application development teams a complete set of functionality to help them better understand, visualize, discover and re-use their Kafka assets, including:
Event management software is a critical component for real-time streaming applications, helping organizations discover, govern and manage the lifecycle of their Kafka event streams,” said Matt Aslett, VP and Research Director at Ventana Research. “Solace Event Portal for Apache Kafka provides the tooling to help organizations manage their Kafka-based event-driven applications.”
Delivering a one-stop portal to discover, visualize, catalog and re-use event streams, Solace Event Portal for Apache Kafka ultimately helps enterprises like Freeus improve the agility, compliance and responsiveness of their event-driven applications so their lines of businesses can operate at peak performance, providing their customers the best possible service.
As part of implementing Kafka to connect new microservices, we needed a way to visualize our system, track the versions of all our Kafka event streams, and give our team the ability to see how adding or changing a stream would impact services across our organization,” said Caleb New, Software Architect at Freeus, an award-winning wholesale provider of mobile medical alerts and personal safety systems. “Solace helps us organize all of our automation and QA efforts and accelerate development by letting architects and developers within our own team and sister organizations see, at a glance, what event streams they can tap into as they create and enhance applications.”
The Apache Kafka-focused solution is part of a broader offering that is Solace Event Portal, a first-of-its-kind product that pioneered the event management category back in 2020. Solace’s vision is for its Event Portal to be universally applicable to all popular event brokers including Confluent, Amazon MSK and Redpanda, providing a single place to discover, catalog, design and govern all of the event streams in a distributed enterprise.
This latest release is also yet another milestone in Solace’s Event Horizon initiative, geared to helping businesses adopt, manage and leverage event-driven architecture at enterprise scale.
Our mission is to help enterprises reap the benefits of being real-time through the use of event driven applications. This often requires the use of different types of event brokers for good reason, but nobody wants different portals to manage their event streams. With these new capabilities for users of Apache Kafka, we are advancing our vision of a single multi-broker portal that delivers unprecedented visibility into all event-driven architecture components throughout an enterprise,” said Shawn McAllister, CTO and CPO at Solace. “We are excited that the Kafka community is embracing the cutting-edge functionality Solace Event Portal for Apache Kafka brings to the table.”
As the experts in EDA, Solace helps enterprises become modern and real-time by giving them everything they need to make their business operations and customer interactions event-driven. With PubSub+, a complete events streaming and management platform, the company provides a comprehensive way to create, document, discover and stream events from where they are produced to where they need to be consumed – securely, reliably, quickly, and guaranteed. Established enterprises worldwide use Solace’s advanced event broker technologies to modernize legacy applications, deploy modern microservices, and build an event mesh to support their hybrid cloud, multi-cloud and IoT architectures. Learn more at solace.com.