Apache Kafka

Apache Kafka is an open-source distributed event streaming platform for high-performance data pipelines, streaming analytics, data integration, and mission-critical applications. Microsoft Azure has a Kafka service implementation in its HDInsight cloud service. In Azure you can also use Azure Event Hubs to stream data from Apache Kafka applications without setting up a Kafka cluster on your own. You can also use Azure's data services such as Azure Data Factory. You can also ingest data from Apache Kafka into Azure Data Explorer. Review the official platform documentation at https://kafka.apache.org/ for more details.