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Governance - Safeguard

Enforce your ruleswhere it matters

All the documentation in the world can't prevent mistakes. We can

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

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

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

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

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    Enforce topic names

    Enforce topic standards that conform to your needs for predicatable usage

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    Enforce good practices

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

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    Prevent performance issues

    Forbid advanced configuration that impact negatively Kafka performances

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  • Enforce topic name

    Topic conventions are defined centrally

    OSX Dots$ 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

    OSX Dots$ '{"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

    OSX Dots$ 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

    OSX Dots$ 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

    OSX Dots$ 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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