Securely interface web apps, IoT clients, and microservices to Apache Kafka® via declaratively defined, stateless APIs.
Zilla is a multi-protocol, event-native proxy. Deploy it in front of Apache Kafka® and declaratively define REST, SSE, MQTT & gRPC API entry points that map to Kafka topics & services. Non-Kafka apps & microservices can now directly consume & produce event streams via their own native APIs — no need to deploy and manage custom integration code, Kafka Connect® or any other intermediaries.
For apps and clients that can’t natively interface to Kafka event streams, a combination of Kafka Connect and intermediary web services or brokers is needed. This leads to increased latency, unnecessary data replication, a wider security surface area and an overall disjointed interface to event-driven architectures.
Kafka's performance & resilience benefits extended across the entire application stack.
Heavy Kafka integration middleware replaced by a single, stateless API layer.
Developers across teams accessing event-streams via their own APIs of choice.
Centralized authorization & authentication of all non-Kafka clients.
Use Zilla for application integration, modernization and development.
Interface REST and gRPC services to event-streams with app specific API declarations, enabling them as first-class participants inside an event-driven architecture. Achieve a CQRS event-sourcing design pattern with minimal effort.
Leverage Kafka as an asynchronous backend for web and mobile clients. Extend event-streams across the internet or ingest end-user data directly into Kafka. Build live dashboards, geotracking, in-app chat and more, all without WebSocket servers or third-party pub/sub services.
Expose event-streams to external client applications and services, securely and at scale. Go beyond a synchronous HTTP interface for your partner integration strategy.
Reduce redundant replication and lag by connecting MQTT clients directly to Kafka without intermediary MQTT brokers. Clients can publish and subscribe, which streamlines remote control and configuration.
Combine Zilla with Apache Kafka and streamline your IoT deployment like never before!
Quickstarts and guides for installing, configuring and deploying Zilla, and reference materials describing how it works.
Learn how to integrate gRPC with Kafka event streaming; securely, reliably and scalably. Recording and slides from Kafka Summit London 2023.
Zilla enables application-specific REST APIs. See how it's not just another Kafka-REST proxy.
Learn about the event-driven nature of CQRS, common challenges while implementing it, and how ZIlla solves them with Redpanda.