Cross Account Kafka Streaming Part 1: Use Amazon MSK and Terraform to build a real-time data analytics pipeline.
When discussing high performant real-time event streaming, Apache Kafka is a tool that immediately comes to mind. Optimized for ingesting and transforming real-time streaming data in a reliable and scalable manner, a great number of companies today rely on Apache Kafka to power their mission-critical applications and data analytics pipelines. In this blog series, I would like to show you how you can leverage Amazon MSK and Terraform to set up a fully managed, cross-account Apache Kafka streaming pipeline on AWS. In this first part, we will set up the MSK Kafka cluster and producers. The second part will show you how you can set up distributed Kafka clients in different AWS accounts and communicate with the MSK cluster via AWS VPC Endpoints.