kafka-rest VS schema-registry

Compare kafka-rest vs schema-registry and see what are their differences.

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  • Testing a Kafka consumer with Avro schema messages in your Spring Boot application with Testcontainers
    3 projects | dev.to | 22 Feb 2022
    So that means we can configure the Kafka producer and consumer with an imaginary schema registry url, that only needs to start with “mock://” and you automatically get to work with the MockSchemaRegistryClient. This way you don't need to explicitly initiate the MockSchemaRegistryClient and configure everything accordingly. That also eradicates the need for the Confluent Schema Registry Container. Running the Kafka Testcontainer with the embedded Zookeeper, we no longer need an extra Zookeeper container and we are down to one Testcontainer for the messaging. This way I ended up with only two Testcontainers: Kafka and the database.
  • confluent Schema Registry and Rust
    13 projects | dev.to | 26 Jul 2021
    Confluent is a company founded by the creators of Apache Kafka. They are providing the Confluent Platform which consists of several components, all based on Kafka. The license for these components vary. The Schema Registry has the community-license, which basically means it's free to use as long as you don't offer the Schema Registry itself as a SaaS solution. The source code can be found on Github.
  • An Overview About the Different Kafka Connect Plugins
    5 projects | dev.to | 18 Feb 2021
    Schema Registry from Confluent (GitHub) => http://localhost:8081/

What are some alternatives?

When comparing kafka-rest and schema-registry you can also consider the following projects:

kafka-ui - Open-Source Web UI for Apache Kafka Management

schema-registry-gitops - Manage Confluent Schema Registry subjects through Infrastructure as code

kafdrop - Kafka Web UI

rust-rdkafka - A fully asynchronous, futures-based Kafka client library for Rust based on librdkafka

Protobuf - Protocol Buffers - Google's data interchange format

ksqlDB-GraphQL-poc - A fairly simple setup to show how ksqlDB can be used with GraphQL.

examples - Apache Kafka and Confluent Platform examples and demos

logos - Create ridiculously fast Lexers

Apache Kafka - Mirror of Apache Kafka

kafka-avro-without-registry - Test Spring Kafka application (using Avro as a serialization mechanism) without the need for Confluent Schema Registry

kafka-connect-elasticsearch - Kafka Connect Elasticsearch connector

ksql-udf-deep-learning-mqtt-iot - Deep Learning UDF for KSQL for Streaming Anomaly Detection of MQTT IoT Sensor Data