Important Warning

Update July 2016: This Tech Preview documentation from March 2016 is outdated and deprecated. Please use the latest Confluent Platform documentation instead.



No upgrades: Unlike past CP releases, the CP 2.1.0-alpha1 release aka the Kafka Streams Tech Preview is an experimental release for which we support neither upgrade paths from previous CP releases, nor upgrade paths to future CP releases. Users are expected to start with a fresh installation of the Tech Preview from a blank slate.

This means that this Tech Preview release is well suited for technical evaluations and experiments – notably Kafka Streams functionality – but is not recommended for longer-lived production deployments.