The power of Kafka, in a managed, cost-effective package

Build high-throughput, low-latency data streams without the complexity of managing their infrastructure. We'll handle the time-intensive tasks of provisioning, configuration, and running Kafka clusters, so you can focus on creating powerful apps and delivering value to your customers.

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Spin up a cluster in minutes

Provision highly available Kafka clusters fast via the UI, CLI, or API.

Monitor and maintain with ease

Get insights, set alerts, and monitor performance without managing a cluster 24/7.

Enjoy the power of Kafka without the pain

Take advantage of high throughput, low latency, data replication, and a simplified, more efficient architecture—all without the administrative burden.

How to quickly spin up and set up a Kafka cluster

Watch this quick walkthrough of how to get started with a Kafka cluster on DigitalOcean.

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Kafka without the administration burden

Optimize Kafka clusters based on your business needs and leave the complications of infrastructure management to us.

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Easy scalability

Easily scale your clusters up or down based on performance requirements so that you can optimize costs.

Automatic updates

We update your clusters automatically, keeping them stable and secure with minimal disruption to your business.

High availability

In the event of a node failure, Managed Kafka will automatically swap in a healthy node while the rest of your cluster continues to push and pull messages without downtime.

Quick and easy setup

Launch a Kafka cluster with just a few clicks from our simplified UI or API. Then add topics, consumers, and producers.

End-to-end security

Kafka clusters run in your account's private network and are unreachable via the public internet unless the source is whitelisted. Data is also encrypted in transit and at rest.


You can provision Kafka clusters on 100% dedicated virtual CPUs, so your streaming services will maintain high performance.

Integrated insights and alerting

Set alerts so you can take better-informed actions to optimize your cluster performance and react faster to problems to keep your customers happy.

Why Kafka?

Kafka is an open-source distributed event and stream-processing platform built to process demanding real-time data feeds. Kafka is great for businesses in data analytics, the Internet of Things, and streaming which often deploy a complex microservice architecture that relies on large amounts of data to move fast between applications. With Kafka, businesses can make more insightful decisions in real-time, increase data producers like sensors, and add data consumers like customers—without worrying about scalability, performance issues, and complex architecture.

Predictable pricing

Always know what you'll pay with monthly caps and flat pricing across all data centers, all over the world.

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Three-node cluster - Shared vCPUs


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Dive into the details

Explore our Kafka product documents to read up on features, pricing, platform status, API, and Managed Kafka release notes.

World-class support

Superior support services are designed to meet your needs, whether you are a startup, a large business, or anything in between.

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