Introduction to Kafka Connect
Learn how to use Kafka Connect to deploy connector implementations for common data sources and sink to move data to and from Kafka.
- Source Connector
A source connector delivers data from external systems like databases to Kafka topics.
- Sink Connector
A sink connector delivers data from Kafka topics to external systems, for example, Elasticsearch and Hadoop.
You can use the Kafka Connect option in SMM to create connectors in your cluster, and read data from or write data to Kafka topics.