Azure Cosmos DB Kafka connector had been updated recently and several new features were delivered as part of the v1.6.0 release based on the feedback and requirements of several customers implementing it as part of their application modernization journey. In this blog post – I will share details about those improvements and introduce you to the new connector features and use cases they are targeted to solve.
Azure Cosmos DB Kafka Sink and Source connector were released in 2021 and are available for both open-source Kafka deployments as well as part of Confluent Cloud to help simplify data streaming and even-driven application modernization between Kafka and Azure Cosmos DB. Check out the recent Cosmos Live TV video episode on Confluent Kafka Connector and Azure Cosmos DB integration examples and use cases.
While deploying Azure Cosmos DB Kafka connector in some real-world scenarios requiring high throughput events ingestion into Azure Cosmos DB configured with Global Replication across multiple regions, we discovered several areas of improvement: