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What’s New With Kafka 2.1

Stephane Maarek updates us on the goings-on with Apache Kafka:

Kafka 2.1 is quite a special upgrade because you cannot downgrade due to a schema change in the consumer offsets topics. Otherwise the procedure to upgrade Kafka is still the same as before, see:

One of the big changes is support for Java 11. It’s a shame that Spark currently doesn’t support versions past 8.