Current state: "Under Discussion"
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Kafka Connect Source currently has a "safe producer" approach to producing data. This means currently:
// These settings are designed to ensure there is no data loss. They *may* be overridden via configs passed to the
// worker, but this may compromise the delivery guarantees of Kafka Connect.
Idempotent producers have been introduced in KIP-98 - Exactly Once Delivery and Transactional Messaging and allow produces to be idempotent and therefore:
Currently Kafka Connect does not benefit from these two improvements which could be very valuable to existing connectors in order to improve both the performance and safety
We will add the following code to Worker.java:
Users running Kafka Connect against older clusters (< 1.0) may have a compatibility issue due to API changes for idempotent producers.