This topic describes the release notes for Message Queue for Apache Kafka and provides links to the relevant references.

2022-09-16

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New region Message Queue for Apache Kafka is available in the following regions: South Korea (Seoul) and Thailand (Bangkok). Added feature

2022-09-05

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Teraform-based disk encryption Terraform can be used to encrypt disks when you create a Message Queue for Apache Kafka instance. Added feature alicloud_alikafka_instance

2022-08-26

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Purchase of Message Queue for Apache Kafka instances based on the partition specification Purchase of Message Queue for Apache Kafka instances based on the partition specification is supported. A certain amount of free partitions are included in a specification. Purchase of instances based on the topic specification is no longer supported. Added feature

2022-08-12

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Message Queue for Apache Kafka instance lifecycle A new lifecycle management mechanism is provided for instances.
  • A subscription instance can be renewed, deleted, and forcibly deleted.
  • A pay-as-you-go instance can be disabled, enabled, deleted, and forcibly deleted.
Added feature

2022-07-25

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New region Message Queue for Apache Kafka is available in the Australia (Sydney) region. Added feature

2022-07-14

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Resource group Message Queue for Apache Kafka instances can be created in resource groups, and the created instances can be managed based on resource groups. Added feature

2022-06-13

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Prometheus Service Alibaba Cloud Prometheus Service allows you to collect, store, and view monitoring data of Message Queue for Apache Kafka in a unified manner. Prometheus Service also provides Grafana dashboards and alerts for Message Queue for Apache Kafka. Added feature Prometheus Service

2022-05-20

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Message routing Data can be synchronized between self-managed instances and Message Queue for Apache Kafka instances or between Message Queue for Apache Kafka instances. Added feature Migration router

2022-04-18

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New region Message Queue for Apache Kafka is available in the China (Ulanqab) region. Added feature

2022-04-02

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Risk detection Risk detection is supported for Message Queue for Apache Kafka instances. Message Queue for Apache Kafka monitors metrics to detect anomalies at regular intervals, provides fix suggestions, and sends alert notifications to specified contacts. Added feature

2022-03-15

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Migration of self-managed Kafka clusters to Message Queue for Apache Kafka instances The operations on the Migration to Cloud page in the Message Queue for Apache Kafka console are optimized. This allows you to create migration tasks and migrate self-managed Kafka clusters to Message Queue for Apache Kafka instances. This improves user experience for data migration. Added feature

2022-03-14

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New region Message Queue for Apache Kafka is available in the Philippines (Manila) region. Added feature

2022-01-19

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Message retrieval Messages can be retrieved by using topic partitions, offset ranges, time ranges, and keywords of message keys and values. Added feature Message retrieval

2021-12-15

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Domain name mode for endpoints Endpoints in domain name mode are provided for ease of use. You can connect to a Message Queue for Apache Kafka instance by using such an endpoint. Added feature View endpoints

2021-11-25

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AnalyticDB Sink Connector Data can be exported from a data source topic of a Message Queue for Apache Kafka instance to AnalyticDB for MySQL or AnalyticDB for PostgreSQL by using Function Compute. Added feature Create an AnalyticDB sink connector

2021-11-22

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Tablestore Sink Connector Data can be exported from a data source topic of a Message Queue for Apache Kafka instance to Tablestore. Added feature Create a Tablestore sink connector

2021-11-18

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New region Message Queue for Apache Kafka is available in the China (Guangzhou) region. Added feature

2021-09-07

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Extract, transform, and load (ETL) task management Data in Message Queue for Apache Kafka instances can be extracted, transformed, and loaded by using ETL tasks. Added feature Manage ETL tasks

2021-08-24

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DLA Sink Connector Data can be synchronized from Message Queue for Apache Kafka to Data Lake Analytics (DLA). Added feature Create a DLA sink connector
Automatic group creation Automatic creation of consumer groups can be enabled in the Message Queue for Apache Kafka console. Added feature Use the flexible group creation feature

2021-08-05

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Data synchronization from MySQL databases to Message Queue for Apache Kafka by using Canal The Canal framework can be used to synchronize data from MySQL databases to Message Queue for Apache Kafka. Added feature Use Canal to synchronize data from a MySQL database to Message Queue for Apache Kafka

2021-07-09

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Message sending and subscription by using Spring Cloud The Spring Cloud framework can be used to connect to Message Queue for Apache Kafka and send and subscribe to messages. Added feature Use the Spring Cloud framework to send and consume messages

2021-06-25

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Updated console The Message Queue for Apache Kafka console is updated to help improve user experience. Optimized feature

2021-03-24

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Elasticsearch Sink Connector Data can be synchronized from Message Queue for Apache Kafka to Elasticsearch. Added feature Create an Elasticsearch sink connector

2021-03-15

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MySQL Source Connector Data can be synchronized from ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL to Message Queue for Apache Kafka.
Note MySQL source connectors are available only in the China (Shenzhen), China (Chengdu), China (Beijing), China (Hangzhou), and China (Shanghai) regions.
Added feature Create a MySQL source connector

2021-03-03

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OSS Sink Connector Data can be synchronized from Message Queue for Apache Kafka to Object Storage Service (OSS). Added feature Create an OSS sink connector

2020-12-14

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Connector The number of concurrent consumption threads can be set for a Function Compute sink connector. Optimized feature Create a Function Compute sink connector

2020-11-30

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Service-linked role
  • The AliyunServiceRoleForAlikafkaConnector service-linked role is added. This service-linked role is used to implement the Function Compute sink connector feature.
  • The AliyunServiceRoleForAlikafkaConnector service-linked role can be automatically created when a Function Compute sink connector is created in the Message Queue for Apache Kafka console.
Added feature
Connector Connectors can be tested in the console. Added feature Manage a connector

2020-11-18

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Connector
  • Function Compute sink connector:
    • The maximum number of retries that can be performed after a message fails to be sent can be specified.
    • The fail and log policies are provided for handling message sending failures.
  • MaxCompute sink connector:
    • AccessKey authentication is no longer supported.
    • Security Token Service (STS) authentication is supported.
    • Message modes such as DEFAULT, VALUE, and KEY are supported.
    • Message formats such as TEXT, BINARY, and CSV are supported.
    • Data granularity levels such as DAY, HOUR, and MINUTE are supported.
    • The time zone of a Message Queue for Apache Kafka producer client can be specified.
Optimized feature
ACL The ACL feature can be enabled in the Message Queue for Apache Kafka console. You no longer need to submit a ticket to apply to use the ACL feature. Optimized feature Grant permissions to SASL users

2020-10-22

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Connector
  • The connector feature can be enabled in the Message Queue for Apache Kafka console.
  • The connector feature is available in regions such as China (Zhangjiakou), China (Hohhot), and China (Hong Kong).
  • The connector feature can be enabled for Message Queue for Apache Kafka instances whose major version is 0.10.2 and minor version is the latest.
  • Topics and consumer groups can be automatically created and deleted for a connector.
  • Connectors can be suspended and resumed.
  • A connector can no longer automatically enter the Running state after the connector is created. The connector can enter the Running state only after you manually deploy the connector.
  • The interaction design for connectors in the Message Queue for Apache Kafka console is optimized.
Optimized feature

2020-08-20

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GetConsumerList A response parameter is added to indicate the description of a group. Optimized feature GetConsumerList

2020-07-29

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Specification evaluation Appropriate editions of Message Queue for Apache Kafka instances are recommended based on the specifications of self-managed Kafka clusters. Added feature Evaluate instance specifications
Display of the migration progress The progress of migrating a self-managed Kafka cluster to Alibaba Cloud can be viewed. Added feature View the migration progress

2020-07-22

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GetInstanceList Response parameters are added to indicate the IDs of zones for multi-zone deployment and the ID of the custom security group. Optimized feature GetInstanceList

2020-07-15

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Security group configuration by using Terraform Terraform can be used to configure a security group when you create a Message Queue for Apache Kafka instance. Added feature alicloud_alikafka_instance

2020-06-19

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Connector The connector feature is provided. You can use connectors to connect Message Queue for Apache Kafka to other Alibaba Cloud services and synchronize data between Message Queue for Apache Kafka and other Alibaba Cloud services. Added feature Overview

2020-05-20

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Changed version names 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 optimized internal version of the major version. Optimized feature Upgrade the instance version
Display of the upgrade progress The remaining time and progress of an instance upgrade task can be viewed after the upgrade task is initiated. Added feature Upgrade the instance version
Display of the number of topics that you can create The number of topics that you can create can be viewed.
  • Professional Edition instance: The number of topics that you can create is twice the number of topics that you purchase. For example, if you purchase 50 topics for a Professional Edition instance, you can create 100 topics.
  • Standard Edition instance: The number of topics that you can create equals the number of topics that you purchase. For example, if you purchase 50 topics for a Standard Edition instance, you can create 50 topics.
Added feature None
Display of task execution records Execution records can be viewed for the following tasks: upgrading instance versions, modifying message configurations, upgrading instance configurations, and enabling the ACL feature. Added feature View task execution records

2020-05-13

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Scale-out The cluster that corresponds to a Message Queue for Apache Kafka instance can be scaled out. When you upgrade the traffic specification of an instance, a cluster scale-out operation may be triggered. After the cluster is scaled out, you must rebalance the topic traffic so that the topic traffic can be evenly distributed among the brokers in the cluster. Added feature

2020-05-12

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New regions Message Queue for Apache Kafka is available in the China (Heyuan) and China (Chengdu) regions. Added feature None

2020-04-08

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ACL The ACL feature can be enabled. This feature allows you to grant permissions to Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL) users. Added feature Grant permissions to SASL users

2020-04-02

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Message retention period The maximum retention period of a message on a broker is increased from 168 hours to 480 hours. Optimized feature Modify configurations for messages

2020-03-02

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GetAllowedIpList The GetAllowedIpList operation is supported. This operation can be called to query the IP address whitelists of an instance. Added feature GetAllowedIpList
UpdateAllowedIp The UpdateAllowedIp operation is supported. This operation can be called to update an IP address whitelist. Added feature UpdateAllowedIp