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Kowl

An Open Source WebUI for Apache Kafka with a good UI and UX
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What is Kowl?

It is a web application that helps you to explore messages in your Apache Kafka cluster and get better insights on what is actually happening in your Kafka cluster in the most comfortable way.
Kowl is a tool in the Kafka Tools category of a tech stack.
Kowl is an open source tool with GitHub stars and GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Kowl's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Kowl?

Companies

Developers

Kowl Integrations

Kowl's Features

  • Supports Kafka Clusters newer than v1.0+
  • Topic overview
  • Show disk usage per topic or per broker
  • List all consumer groups of a given topic
  • List topic configuration
  • Message viewer
  • Avro, JSON, XML, ASCII and binary support
  • Search specific message using any filters written in JavaScript
  • Consumer group lag monitoring
  • Very good UI & UX

Kowl Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Kowl?
Kafka Manager
This interface makes it easier to identify topics which are unevenly distributed across the cluster or have partition leaders unevenly distributed across the cluster. It supports management of multiple clusters, preferred replica election, replica re-assignment, and topic creation. It is also great for getting a quick bird’s eye view of the cluster.
rdkafka
This gem is a modern Kafka client library for Ruby based on librdkafka. It wraps the production-ready C client using the ffi gem and targets Kafka 1.0+ and Ruby 2.3+.
Kafka UI
It is a simple tool that makes your data flows observable, helps find and troubleshoot issues faster and deliver optimal performance. Its lightweight dashboard makes it easy to track key metrics of your Kafka clusters - Brokers, Topics, Partitions, Production, and Consumption.
KafkaHQ
It is a Kafka GUI for topics, topics data, consumers group, schema registry, connect and more. It works with modern Kafka cluster.
Kafdrop
It is a web UI for viewing Kafka topics and browsing consumer groups. The tool displays information such as brokers, topics, partitions, consumers, and lets you view messages.
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