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GridGain vs. Apache Ignite Kafka Connector

Open source Apache Ignite includes a different Ignite Kafka Connector implementation than GridGain. The table below compares Open Source Ignite and GridGain Kafka Connectors.

Feature Apache Ignite Connector GridGain Connector

Scalability

Limited Source connector is not parallel. Sink connector is parallel.

Source connector creates a task per cache. Sink connector is parallel.

At least once processing semantics

NO Source data might be lost during connector restart or rebalancing.

YES Source connector can be configured to resume from the last committed offset.

Exactly once processing semantics

NO

YES

Preserving source data schema

NO

YES

Handling multiple caches

NO

YES Connector can be configured to handle any number of caches.

Dynamic Reconfiguration

NO

YES Source connector detects added or removed caches and re-configures itself.

Initial Data Load

NO

YES

Handling data removals

YES

YES

Serialization and Deserialization of data

YES

YES

Filtering

Limited Only source connector supports a filter.

Both source and sink connectors support filters.

Transformations

Kafka SMTs

Kafka SMTs

DevOps

Some free-text error logging.

Health Model defined.

Support

Apache Ignite Community

Supported by GridGain, certified by Confluent.

Packaging

Uber JAR

Connector Package

Deployment

Plugin PATH on all Kafka Connect workers.

Plugin PATH on all Kafka Connect workers. CLASSPATH on all GridGain nodes.

Kafka API Version

0.10

2.0

Source API

Ignite events

Ignite continuous queries

Sink API

Ignite data streamer

Ignite data streamer