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Introducing Zilla

Unlock Kafka for Web, IoT, and Beyond

Seamlessly interface web apps, IoT clients, and microservices to Apache Kafka® via declaratively defined, stateless APIs.

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🦎 Stream Data Anywhere.

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.

A Disjointed Interface

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 Investment

Kafka's performance & resilience benefits extended across the entire application stack.

DevOps & TCO

Heavy Kafka integration middleware replaced by a single, stateless API layer.

Developer Agility

Developers across teams accessing event-streams via their own APIs of choice.

Security Footprint

Centralized authorization & authentication of all non-Kafka clients.

Key Features

Protocols & APIs
Data & Performance

Zilla Solutions

Use Zilla for application integration, modernization and development.

Event Mesh

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.

Event-driven Web & Mobile

Leverage your cluster as an asynchronous backend for web and mobile clients. Build live dashboards, geotracking, in-app chat and more, all without dedicated servers or third-party pub/sub services. Fan out data to millions of clients.

Secure Kafka Access

Expose event-streams to external client applications and services, securely and at scale. Go beyond a synchronous HTTP interface for your partner integration strategy.

IoT Ingest & Control

Reduce redundant replication and lag by connecting MQTT clients directly to Kafka without intermediary MQTT brokers and Kafka Connect.

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No Coding Required

Declare Kafka API entry points in minutes...and in a single config!

Zilla Plus+

Enterprise Streaming API connectivity
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