We’re happy to announce that Debezium 0.3.1 is now available for use with Kafka Connect This release contains an updated MySQL connector with a handful of bug fixes and two significant but backward-compatible changes. First, the MySQL connector now supports using secure connections to MySQL, adding to the existing ability to connect securely to Kafka. Second, the MySQL connector is able to capture MySQL string values using the proper character sets so that any values stored in the database can be captured correctly in events. See our release notes for details of these changes and for upgrading recommendations.

We’ve also updated the Debezium Docker images labelled 0.3 and latest, which we use in our tutorial.

Thanks to Chris, Akshath, barten, and and others for their help with the release, issues, discussions, contributions, and questions!

Randall Hauch

Randall is an open source software developer at Red Hat, and has been working in data integration for almost 20 years. He is the founder of Debezium and has worked on several other open source projects. He lives in Edwardsville, IL, near St. Louis.


About Debezium

Debezium is an open source distributed platform that turns your existing databases into event streams, so applications can see and respond almost instantly to each committed row-level change in the databases. Debezium is built on top of Kafka and provides Kafka Connect compatible connectors that monitor specific database management systems. Debezium records the history of data changes in Kafka logs, so your application can be stopped and restarted at any time and can easily consume all of the events it missed while it was not running, ensuring that all events are processed correctly and completely. Debezium is open source under the Apache License, Version 2.0.

Get involved

We hope you find Debezium interesting and useful, and want to give it a try. Follow us on Twitter @debezium, chat with us on Zulip, or join our mailing list to talk with the community. All of the code is open source on GitHub, so build the code locally and help us improve ours existing connectors and add even more connectors. If you find problems or have ideas how we can improve Debezium, please let us know or log an issue.