The Kafka connection is a Messaging connection. Use the Kafka connection to access an Apache Kafka broker as a source or a target. You can create and manage a Kafka connection in the Developer tool or through infacmd.
The Kafka broker maintains configuration information in Apache ZooKeeper. Apache ZooKeeper is a centralized service that maintains the configuration information of the Apache brokers.
When you configure a Kafka connection, you configure the following properties:
The list of Kafka brokers that the connection reads from or writes to.
The list of ZooKeeper hosts that maintain the configuration.
The number of seconds the Integration Service attempts to reconnect to the database if the connection fails.