The latest news about Kpow from the Factor House team

Apache Kafka 3.2.0: Idempotent Producer Breaking Change

Thursday, June 2nd 2022 by Derek Troy-West

Apache Kafka KIP-679 changes the behaviour of default Producer configuration to enable idempotence by default. This change can cause message production to fail after updating to the 3.2.0 kafka-client libraries.

Release 88.6: AWS Glue Protobuf Support

Friday, May 27th 2022 by Factor House

Kpow v88.6 brings Protobuf support for AWS Glue, easy configuration of JSON application logs, improved orphan schema detection, a JDK17 docker image, and improves integration with both Confluent Cloud and Confluent Schema Registry.

Amazon Corretto 11 Memory Issues

Monday, May 16th 2022 by Derek Troy-West

A recent move to v2 cgroups by a number of Linux distributions (including Amazon Linux 2022 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9) highlights an issue in Amazon Corretto 11 where the JVM process can cause a Docker container to exit with OOMKilled errors.

Release 88.5: Confluent Cloud Metrics API

Tuesday, May 10th 2022 by Factor House

Kpow v88.5 brings improved integration with the Confluent Cloud Metrics API for large cloud clusters, and a number of minor improvements and bug fixes.

Release 88.4: Security, Performance and Resizable Columns

Thursday, April 14th 2022 by Factor House

Kpow v88.4 brings nice new UI features including resizable columns and easy JSON export of tabular data. Performance and security improvements are also included.

Release 88.2: Flink Consumers and Encrypted Configuration

Friday, February 25th 2022 by Factor House

Kpow v88.2 introduces improved support for monitoring Flink consumers, the ability to encrypt your Kpow configuration to avoid passwords in plaintext, new configuration options for connecting to Confluent Schema Registries that require mutual TLS for authentication, and more.

Release 88.1: A New Release Model

Tuesday, January 18th 2022 by Factor House

Kpow v88.1 is the first release to follow our new Major.Minor release model.

Release 88: Message Header Production and Protobuf Improvements

Tuesday, December 21st 2021 by Factor House

Kpow v88 features support for producing with message headers, protobuf referenced schemas, a new topic partition increase function, and much more.

Release 87: AVRO Decimal Logical Type Support

Thursday, November 4th 2021 by Factor House

Kpow v87 features support for AVRO Decimal Logical Type fields in both Data Inspect and Data Produce, improved Data Import UX for CSV message upload, and support for RHOSAK.

Release 86: Compute Performance and AWS Glue UX

Friday, October 15th 2021 by Factor House

Kpow v86 features improved Kpow snapshot compute performance and an updated Schema UI that shows AWS Glue schema status.