This topic describes added and optimized features of each release of Message Queue for Apache Kafka and provides the related topics.

2020-08-20

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GetConsumerList Remarks are added to response parameters. Optimized GetConsumerList

2020-07-29

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Evaluate specifications Proper Message Queue for Apache Kafka instance editions are recommended based on the specifications of user-created Kafka clusters. New Evaluate specifications
View the migration progress The migration progress of a user-created Kafka cluster can be viewed. New View the migration progress

2020-07-22

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Automatic creation of topics
  • Topics can be automatically created when producer APIs or consumer APIs are called.
  • Topics can be created by using AdminClient.createTopics().
New Automatically create topics
Automatic creation of consumer groups Consumer groups can be automatically created when consumer APIs are called. New Automatically create consumer groups
GetInstanceList Additional multi-zone and custom security group information are supported for returned values. Optimized GetInstanceList

2020-07-15

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Configure security groups by using Terraform Terraform can be used to configure a security group when you create a Message Queue for Apache Kafka instance. New alicloud_alikafka_instance

2020-06-19

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Connector Message Queue for Apache Kafka can be connected to other Alibaba Cloud services to synchronize data between services. New Connectors overview

2020-05-20

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Change versions The open-source version is changed to the major version, and the internal version is changed to the minor version. The major version corresponds to the open-source version, and the minor version is an internal optimized version of the current major version. Optimized Upgrade the instance version
View the upgrade progress The remaining time and progress of the upgrade can be viewed after the instance upgrade is initiated. New Upgrade the instance version
View the number of topics that you obtained The number of topics that you obtained can be viewed.
  • Instances of the Professional Edition: The number of topics you obtained is twice that of the topics you purchased. For example, if you have purchased 50 topics for an instance of the Professional Edition, you can actually obtain 100 topics.
  • Instances of the Standard Edition: The number of obtained topics equals that of the topics you have purchased. For example, if you have purchased 50 topics for an instance of the Standard Edition, you can actually obtain 50 topics.
New None
View execution records of tasks The execution records of the following tasks can be viewed: upgrading instance versions, modifying message configurations, upgrading instance configurations, and enabling the access control list (ACL) feature. New View the execution records of tasks

2020-05-13

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Scale-out Cluster scale-out is supported. When you upgrade the peak traffic of an instance, the corresponding cluster may be scaled out. After the cluster is scaled out, you need to rebalance the topic traffic to distribute the traffic evenly across nodes in the scaled-out cluster. New

2020-05-12

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Activate the Message Queue for Apache Kafka service in the China (Heyuan) and China (Chengdu) regions The Message Queue for Apache Kafka service is available in the China (Heyuan) and China (Chengdu) regions. New None

2020-04-08

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ACL The ACL feature can be enabled to authorize Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL) users. New Authorize SASL users

2020-04-02

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Prolong the message retention period The maximum retention period of a message on a broker can be increased from 168 hours to 480 hours. Optimized Modify the message configuration

2020-03-02

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GetAllowedIpList The GetAllowedIpList operation can be called to obtain an IP address whitelist. New GetAllowedIpList
UpdateAllowedIp The UpdateAllowedIp operation can be called to update an IP address whitelist. New UpdateAllowedIp