Connectors to Kafka¶
You can use connectors to copy data between Apache Kafka® and other systems that you want to pull data from or push data to. Source Connectors import data from another system. Sink Connectors export data.
Confluent Platform offers supported and preview connectors.
- Supported Connectors
- These connectors are supported by Confluent, and import and export data from some of the most commonly used data systems. Some are available natively as part of Confluent Platform and you can download others from Confluent Hub. After they are installed, you can get started by writing a connector configuration and starting a standalone Kafka Connect process, or making a REST request to a Kafka Connect cluster.
- Preview Connectors
- The preview connectors are not currently supported and are instead provided as a preview covered by the Confluent Software Evaluation License. There are additional installation steps required for using the preview connectors. For more information, see the individual preview connectors documentation.