Kafka Tiered Storage Client Compatibility

Interested in testing out the Confluent Kafka tiered storage capability. Currently I have my app using Apache Kafka client 3.1.2 reading from Apache Kafka 3.x (all pure open source apache kafka). I don’t want to change or recompile my app. Can I use my existing app leveraging Apache Kafka client to read from confluent Kafka to evaluate the tiered storage capability? Any gotcha I should be aware of if i stick with the apache Kafka client? TIA!

should work in general as enabling tier storage does not change the way how you produce or consume data.

create the topic accordingly