Message Queue for Apache Kafka provides fully managed and maintenance-free connectors for data synchronization between Message Queue for Apache Kafka and other Alibaba Cloud services. The connector feature is in public preview. This topic describes the types, procedure, limits, and cross-region access of connectors.

Types of connectors

Message Queue for Apache Kafka only provides sink connectors to export data from Message Queue for Apache Kafka to other Alibaba Cloud services. Message Queue for Apache Kafka supports the following types of sink connectors:

Table 1. Sink connectors
Connector type Task type Description Documentation
Function Compute sink connector KAFKA2FC Exports data from Message Queue for Apache Kafka to Function Compute. Create a Function Compute sink connector
MaxCompute sink c.onnector KAFKA2ODPS Exports data from Message Queue for Apache Kafka to MaxCompute. Create a MaxCompute sink connector

Procedure

Perform the following steps to use connectors:

  1. Enable the connector feature.
  2. Create a connector.
  3. Manage connectors.

Limits

During the public preview, you can create up to three connector tasks for a single instance. The number of connector tasks has no lower limit.

Cross-region access

If you need to access other Alibaba Cloud services in other regions by using a connector, you must enable public network access for the connector. For more information, see Enable Internet access for a connector.