Use Apache Kafka
Stop wasting your time because of poor tooling. With Kowl you can find the data you are looking for in the most comfortable way.
Fulfil compliance requirements
Often you store and process sensitive data in Kafka. Kowl Business allows you to fulfil compliance requirements by restricting permissions in the most granular way. Grant as many permissions as necessary, as little as possible.
- Fulfil GDPR requirements
- Apply permissions on users or groups from your IdP
- Audit logs for all user requests
- Configuration via YAML files
- Mask sensitive message fields within topics (planned)
Integrate with your IdP
Kowl seamlessly integrates into your existing workflows. You can use multiple authentication mechanisms at the same time. When two or more providers are specified users can choose the provider they want to authenticate against.
Find the data you are looking for
Have you ever been searching for a specific message in a Kafka topic and didn’t know the exact partition and offset?
- Apache Kafka is the only required dependency
- No limitations you would face in SQL like filter engines
- Easy to use & learn, yet very powerful
Kafka messages will be represented as nicely formatted JSON (if possible), bytes or plaintext. Avro encoded messages will be represented as JSON.
Consumer Lag Monitoring
Group lags can be represented in various formats making it easy to spot consumer problems. Show lags grouped by consumer group, topic or by hosts.
Kafka Topic Insights
List all topic configs, check how much disk size is consumed for a respective topic or partition on the broker or find out how many messages exist in your topic.
Kowl Business Seat
Tired of asking for quotes for SaaS services? So are we!
Our pricing is simple, transparent and fair regardless of your company’s size.
Each unique user per identity provider requires one seat. Two seats are always free.
- No Kafka cluster limit
- All features included
- Unlimited deployments
- Seats can be evicted
Kowl's code is public which means you can audit it, you can try it before investing and if you can't wait for your favorite feature to get implemented, you have the option to do it yourself!
Roadmaps & issue tracking
We try to be as open as possible. That also means we share our roadmap publicly and track all issues in GitHub. Your feedback matters and we'll prioritize accordingly.
Forever free versions
We use permissive licenses to emphasize that Kowl is free to use. This is not only beneficial for the community but also for us as we get more diverse feedback.
Thriving communities are key to successful open source projects. Community generated content such as questions, answers, feedback, code helps everyone changing the product to the better.