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Governance - Safeguard

Enforce your ruleswhere it matters

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Kafka has many risks and needs unbreakable compliance rules

Governance tools are great, but there are ways around them. Safeguard ensures that your team follows the rules and can't break convention

  • Feature
    Protect

    Prevent the most common Apache Kafka mistakes that everyone will make at least once

  • Feature
    Teach

    An easy way to explain what your good practices are and what you want

  • Feature
    Observe

    Understand where and when rules are being broken across your teams. With this information you can understand who needs more help

  • Feature
    Enforce topic names

    Enforce topic standards that conform to your needs for predicatable usage

  • Feature
    Enforce good practices

    Proactively prevent incorrect client practices. Enforce standards for durability and availablity of your data

  • Feature
    Prevent performance issues

    Forbid advanced configuration that impact negatively Kafka performances

How does it look?

Let's walkthrough some of the magic

  • Enforce topic name

    Topic conventions are defined centrally

    $ kafka-topics --bootstrap-server safeguard:9092 --create --partitions 1 --replication-factor 1 --topic jack-topic org.apache.kafka.common.errors.PolicyViolationException: Topic name should match [a-z]+_[a-z]+_[a-z]+. Ex: team_product_topic
  • Enforce compression

    Compression conventions are defined centrally

    $ '{"msg": "hello"}' | kafka-console-producer --topic jack-topic org.apache.kafka.common.errors.PolicyViolationException: Compression.type should be enabled
  • Enforce schema usage

    Schemas are defined centrally

    $ echo '{"msg": "hello"}' | kafka-console-producer --topic customers org.apache.kafka.common.errors.PolicyViolationException: 'customers' requires to have messages serialized with Schema Registry
  • Enforce group names

    Group names are defined centrally

    $ kafka-console-consumer --group my-group --topic topic org.apache.kafka.common.errors.PolicyViolationException: Group name should matching [a-z]+_[a-z]+_[a-z]+. Ex: team_product_group
  • Prevent performance issue

    The fetch.min.bytes configuration can drain Apache Kafka resources

    $ kafka-console-consumer --consumer-property fetch.min.bytes=0 --topic topic org.apache.kafka.common.errors.PolicyViolationException: 'fetch.min.bytes=0' has too much impact on Kafka, please use minimum of 1.

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