Confluent Platform provides features to help you manage Apache Kafka® cluster rebalancing and cost.
The following topics are included in this section:
- Self-Balancing Clusters - With this feature enabled, a cluster automatically rebalances partitions across brokers when new brokers are added or existing brokers are removed.
- Auto Data Balancing - A tool that balances data so that the number of leaders and disk usage are even across brokers and racks on a per topic and cluster level while minimizing data movement. Starting with Confluent Platform 6.0.x, Self-Balancing Clusters is the preferred alternative to Auto Data Balancing.
- Tiered Storage - A feature that helps make storing huge volumes of data in Kafka manageable by reducing operational burden and cost.