If you follow my blog, you probably know that I am a huge fan of Apache Kafka and event streaming/stream processing. Recently Azure Data Explorer (ADX) has caught my eye. In fact, in the last few weeks, I did two conference sessions about ADX. A month ago, I published a blog post related to Kafka and ADX: Run Self-Managed Kusto Kafka Connector Serverless in Azure Container Instances.
As the title of that post implies, it looked at the ADX Kafka sink connector and how to run it in Azure. What the post did not look at was how to configure the connector and connect it to ADX. That is what we will do in this post (and maybe in a couple of more posts).
This post serves as a complete tutorial, though Niels does promise future posts on other ingestion methods, so stay tuned.