Axual Platform Reference

Platform Vision

When adopting, using and growing a streaming platform, things might get complex and messy quite soon. This is why our motto is "Streaming made simple". We want to remove the complexity of the streaming platform from you as an end user, to allow you to focus on your customer and your business.


A streaming platform is the central place within any organization responsible for capturing data streams and making them available to anyone authorized to access it. Axual Platform includes:

  • A solid, battle tested and proven basis, Apache Kafka®

  • A client library allowing you to build your own producer, consumer or streaming application

  • Connectors, to hook up external systems to the platform, such as databases, messages queues, to the platform

  • A Self-Service interface, allowing for access control on and evolution of your organization’s data streams

  • Monitoring and logging capabilities

Axual Platform

Platform Components

  • Axual Client: Java and .NET based client library used to start streaming easily, without worrying about reliability, security or advanced configuration. Using Discovery API, you will always be connected to an active and healthy cluster. For details, check client/index.adoc reference documentation.

  • Axual Self-Service: control who is accessing your streams, and for what purpose. Control your stream (topic) properties for indivisual environments, and get an overview of the streaming landscape inside your organization. For details, check Axual Self-Service reference documentation.

  • Distributor: Wherever you run your client application, distributor will synchronize and distribute messages, offsets and schemas between clusters.

  • Development accelerators: save time debugging your application by using our development accelerators, such as a dockerized Axual Platform or Axual ClientUnit for unit and integration testing.

  • Deployment tools: deploy the Axual Platform locally or on premises, without worrying about a lot of configuration or preparation of your environment.

Check the Release Notes for recent release notes of our platform components.