Exploring IBM EventStreams without Zookeeper

Zhimin Wen
5 min readJul 3, 2023

Since the v3.3 release of Apache kafka, Zookeeper can be replaced by the Kraft consensus protcol. This feature is now available as a Tech Preview in IBM Event Streams. Let’s explore it.

Enable the Kraft Feature

EventStreams is based on the Strimizi operator. After the subscribtion of the operator, lets update the CSV