Manage Clusters

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.

If you’re just getting started with Confluent Platform and Kafka, see also Kafka Basics and Quick Start for Confluent Platform.