We’re happy to announce that Debezium 0.3.4 is now available for use with Kafka Connect 0.10.0.1. This release contains several new features for the MySQL connector: support for MySQL’s
JSON datatype, a new snapshot mode called
schema_only, and JMX metrics. Also, the Debezium Docker images for Zookeeper, Kafka, and Kafka Connect have all been updated to allow optionally expose JMX metrics in these services. And, one backward-incompatible fix was made to the change event’s
ts_sec field. See the release notes for specifics.
We’ve also updated the Debezium Docker images labelled
latest, which we use in our tutorial.
Thanks to Akshath, Chris, Vitalii, Dennis, Prannoy, and others for their help with the release, issues, discussions, contributions, and questions!
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.
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.