Spark Streaming + Kafka Integration Guide

Apache Kafka is publish-subscribe messaging rethought as a distributed, partitioned, replicated commit log service. Please read the Kafka documentation thoroughly before starting an integration using Spark.

The Kafka project introduced a new consumer api between versions 0.8 and 0.10, so there are 2 separate corresponding Spark Streaming packages available. Please choose the correct package for your brokers and desired features; note that the 0.8 integration is compatible with later 0.9 and 0.10 brokers, but the 0.10 integration is not compatible with earlier brokers.

Broker Version or higher 0.10.0 or higher
Api Stability Stable Experimental
Language Support Scala, Java, Python Scala, Java
Receiver DStream Yes No
Direct DStream Yes Yes
SSL / TLS Support No Yes
Offset Commit Api No Yes
Dynamic Topic Subscription No Yes