KIP-714: Keep your Kafka Clusters Close, and your Kafka Clients Closer

For many years, the only way to capture Kafka client metrics was using JMX. Starting with Kafka 3.7.0 and, thanks to the KIP-714, it is now possible to pull client metrics from your Kafka clusters using OpenTelemetry. This blog post explains how KIP-714 works, what you have to do to collect metrics, and gives you a working code to test things out.

— Ricardo Ferreira