The Knative broker implementation for Apache Kafka provides integration options for you to use supported versions of the Apache Kafka message streaming platform with OpenShift Serverless. Kafka provides options for event source, channel, broker, and event sink capabilities.

In addition to the Knative Eventing components that are provided as part of a core OpenShift Serverless installation, the KnativeKafka custom resource (CR) can be installed by:

  • Cluster administrators, for OpenShift Container Platform

  • Cluster or dedicated administrators, for Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS or for OpenShift Dedicated.

The KnativeKafka CR provides users with additional options, such as:

  • Kafka source

  • Kafka channel

  • Kafka broker

  • Kafka sink