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?
- 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
- Consumer group lag monitoring
- Very good UI & UX
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