Choosing the right deployment model is critical for the success and scalability of the streaming data platform. We want to provide the right hardware (and cloud instances) for each use case to ensure that the system reliably provides high-throughput and low-latency data streams.
This white paper provides reference for data architects and system administrators who are planning to deploy Apache Kafka and Confluent Platform in production. We discuss important considerations for production deployments and provide guidelines for hardware selection and the selection of instances for cloud providers. We also provide recommendations on how to deploy Kafka Connect in production, as well as components of Confluent Platform that integrate with Apache Kafka, such as the Schema Registry, REST Proxy, and Confluent Control Center.