With Apache Kafka’s rise for event-driven architectures, developers require a specification to design effective event-driven APIs. AsyncAPI has been developed based on OpenAPI to define the endpoints and schemas of brokers and topics. For Kafka applications, the broker’s design to handle high throughput serialized payloads brings challenges for consumers and producers managing the structure of the message. For this reason, a registry becomes critical to achieve schema governance. Apicurio Registry is an end-to-end solution to store API definitions and schemas for Kafka applications. The project includes serializers, deserializers, and additional tooling. The registry supports several types of artifacts including OpenAPI, AsyncAPI, GraphQL, Apache Avro, Google protocol buffers, JSON Schema, Kafka Connect schema, WSDL, and XML Schema (XSD). It also checks them for validity and compatibility.
In this session, we will be covering the following topics: