What is the best AWS instance type for Kafka Brokers?


Which AWS instance type can be the best choice for the node where Kafka Broker will run (ex. r4xlarge, etc)?
What would you recommend?

Hi @siarhei.sazonau

welcome to the forum.

There are several points to start from.
First I would recommend to check the system requirements


and check which fits an appropriate EC2 instance.

Furthermore there are blog post by Confluent and AWS about running Kafka on EC2/AWS

There have been some recommendations regarding the EC2 instance size need to check if I can find them in my bookmarks :wink:

Nevertheless: did you consider to try confluent cloud?


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Thank you for your answer!

Regarding the confluent cloud, we are about to move there but it can take some time.