Managed Service - Apache Kafka on Azure


Fully managed and supported Apache Kafka in your Azure tenant, on AKS or in Azure VMs

Apache Kafka is an open source distributed message broker and streaming platform capable of ingesting and processing streaming data in real-time.

Streamline service delivery

Canonical Managed Apache Kafka streamlines the otherwise burdensome and time-consuming operational service delivery of high volume, data-intensive applications by offloading design, implementation and management of your Kafka service environment.

Benefit from Canonical’s expertise

Delivered as an end-to-end service, Managed Apache Kafka offers a cost-effective, compliant and low-friction solution. Rely on Canonical’s comprehensive open source software delivery experience and expertise whilst retaining oversight.

99.9% uptime backed by an SLA

Managed Apache Kafka is delivered as a fully managed service tailored to your specific needs and requirements. The entire solution is backed by a 99.9% uptime SLA.

Actively monitored, secure & accredited

The solution includes 24x7 active break/fix monitoring and is offered with GDPR, SOC2 and ISO-27001/2 compliance through CloudCertify Level-2 certification.

Canonical is the company behind the Ubuntu operating system, which powers 70% of the Linux workloads on Azure. Canonical offers fully-managed Apache Kafka anywhere, on-prem and in multi-cloud environments including inside your Azure tenant on either AKS or Azure VMs. It is upstream Kafka on-rails, fully automated and integrated into your infrastructure.

Built on Ubuntu Pro.


  • Secure:
    • Kafka ACLS data-plane authorisation
    • Encrypted client-broker transfer with TLS
    • Data security assurance — SOC2 and ISO27001/2
  • Integrated:
    • Direct host access and IP visibility
    • Open source Kafka Connect
    • Open source Schema Registry
    • Open source Kafka REST Proxy
  • Reliable:
    • 99.9% SLA, high availability by default
    • Load balancing and data replication
  • Optimised:
    • Kafka experts provide 24/7 management
    • Schedule updates to downtime windows
    • Web-based dashboard of key health metrics

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