Do we still need Zookeeper in Kafka?

When will KIP-500 be released?

Yes. Because Kafka relies on Zookeeper for these functionalities:

Server failure detection.
Maintaining topics and ACLs.
Persisting ISR sets, etc.

We’re getting close to get rid of Zookeeper :smiley:
Kafka v2.8 looks to be the first version with access to “pure kafka”

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