Simple, powerful UI

Award-winning User Experience

IBM Event Streams has a simple to use yet powerful UI that puts you in control of your Kafka infrastruture.

Our award-winning UI contains a message browser, a key metrics dashboard, and a toolbox of handy utilities, allowing you to administer and monitor your Kafka deployments.

Schema registry

Schema registry

IBM Event Streams supports Apache Avro schemas, enabling your Kafka applications to use schemas to validate data structures and to encode / decode data.

You can browse schemas and versions in the UI schema registry and they are also integrated with the message browser, meaning that you can view a formatted preview of message payloads.

Enterprise connectors

Enterprise connectors

IBM Event Streams provides Kafka Connect source and sink connecters to common enterprise systems such as IBM MQ. Many connectors created by the Apache community have been tested and verified with Event Streams and are listed in our catalog. Event Streams also offers direct integration to many IBM offerings, such as IBM Change Data Capture and IBM Streams.

Event Streams for IBM Cloud is also tightly integrated with key IBM Cloud services, such as IBM Cloud Object Storage and IBM Watson IoT Platform.

In addition, Event Streams for IBM Cloud is also tightly integrated with key IBM Cloud services, such as IBM Cloud Object Storage and IBM Watson IoT Platform.

Scalable REST API

Scalable REST API

For the widest possible connectivity, Event Streams provides an enterprise grade REST API.

This is particularly useful for connecting to appliances and critical systems that don’t support a Kafka-native client. To send events from these environments, Event Streams delivers a high-throughput, scalable HTTP REST API that integrates seamlessly onto your event backbone.

Supported platforms

Supported Platforms

Event Streams can be deployed on Red Hat OpenShift or IBM Cloud Private Kubernetes environments that run on either public cloud infrastructure or your own hardware (x86 or Linux on IBM Z).

Event Streams for IBM Cloud is a fully managed service, deployed and operated by IBM, available in many locations around the globe.

And that’s not all...


Replicate data between Event Streams deployments for confidence in a disaster recovery situation.

Kafka Connect framework

The Kafka Connect framework gives you access to a broad set of technology connectors.


Connect Event Streams with existing monitoring tools, like Datadog and Splunk.

Comparison Table

Comparison table
  IBM Event Streams on IBM Cloud IBM Event Streams
Deployment Fully managed service Certified for containers
Supported platforms IBM Cloud Red Hat OpenShift
Award-winning user experience
Zero-downtime upgrades
Scalable REST API
Enterprise connectors
Enterprise-grade security
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