MapR Ecosystem Package 2.0 (MEP) is coming with some new features related to MapR Streams:
- Kafka REST Proxy for MapR Streams provides a RESTful interface to MapR Streams and Kafka clusters to consume and product messages and to perform administrative operations.
- Kafka Connect for MapR Streams is a utility for streaming data between MapR Streams and Apache Kafka and other storage systems.
MapR Ecosystem Packs (MEPs) are a way to deliver ecosystem upgrades decoupled from core upgrades - allowing you to upgrade your tooling independently of your Converged Data Platform. You can lean more about MEP 2.0 in this article.
In this blog we describe how to use the REST Proxy to publish and consume messages to/from MapR Streams. The REST Proxy is a great addition to the MapR Converged Data Platform allowing any programming language to use MapR Streams.
The Kafka REST Proxy provided with the MapR Streams tools, can be used with MapR Streams (default), but also used in a hybrid mode with Apache Kafka. In this article we will focus on MapR Streams.