Introducing KaDeck 1.4

A major upgrade for individual needs

With KaDeck 1.4 we are introducing a new product line up consisting of an overhauled KaDeck Community edition, a new KaDeck Professional edition and an updated KaDeck Enterprise version.

KaDeck Community is our free version to get you started quickly developing and testing on your local machine. It allows for connecting to one local cluster and includes the new embedded cluster functionality, which lets you start a local broker directly in KaDeck.

KaDeck Professional is our version for professional developers who need advanced features and the ability to connect to a remote Apache Kafka cluster. KaDeck Professional includes new security features, creating views, adding data attributes as columns, unlimited filtering capabilities, the ability to write and load your own custom codecs for data consumption and ingestion and much more

KaDeck Enterprise is your central data hub, the heart of your data pipelines, and integrates seamlessly into your infrastructure. Collaboration and security functionalities such as user roles and access management lets all stakeholders work efficiently together. Learn more

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For users of the old KaDeck Community Edition Legacy, please read our upgrade notes.

All new features

  • Create multiple views
  • Introducing column views: add data object attributes as columns for a better overview
  • Write your own custom codecs for data consumption and data ingestion
  • Embedded cluster functionality: start a Kafka broker directly in KaDeck
  • Fully overhauled server browser screen
  • Support for SASL mechanism scram
  • Support for secured Schema Registry (Basic & Bearer)
  • New support center
  • Many bug fixes for the server and record browser screen
  • Download a new update directly from the update dialog
  • Ingesting the first record if topic is empty is now possible
  • Internal redesign of the consumption layer
  • Export data sets to CSV (Enterprise Edition only)
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Upgrade notes:

The new KaDeck Community edition is designed to be used for local testing and development and is not able to connect to a remote Kafka broker. When updating your old KaDeck Community edition to the new Community edition no data will be lost, however, remote clusters will not be shown in the server browser.

The old KaDeck Community edition will automatically stop working in the end of November 2019.