Posted On: Jan 19, 2021

Amazon Managed Streaming for Apache Kafka (Amazon MSK) now supports Apache Kafka version 2.6.1 for new and existing clusters. Apache Kafka 2.6.1 includes several bug fixes and improvements such as persisting an update in group membership (KAFKA-10284) and improved CPU usage during consumer rebalancing (KAFKA-10134). For a complete list of improvements and bug fixes, see the Apache Kafka release notes for 2.6.1.  

Amazon MSK is a fully managed service for Apache Kafka that makes it easy for you to build and run applications that use Apache Kafka as a data store. Amazon MSK is 100% compatible with Apache Kafka, which enables you to quickly migrate your existing Apache Kafka workloads to Amazon MSK with confidence or build new ones from scratch. With Amazon MSK, you spend more time innovating on applications and less time managing clusters. To learn how to get started, see the Amazon MSK Developer Guide

Support for Apache Kafka version 2.6.0 is offered in AWS China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet, and AWS China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD.