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Status Not under consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Dec 23, 2019

Customer specific Kafka resource

Kafka is supported by MDM, but you're not able to create and use you own Kafka resource. You now have to use one of the OOTB resources.

We want to be able to split the type of data to be send to different Kafka endpoints.

  • Admin
    Marcus Boone
    Jan 15, 2020

    Erik - Adding customized resources requires adding EJB local reference to MDM EBA. This is a customization to EBA and can be done even today. However this makes it a client side responsibility to continue maintain this local reference on new version of EBA. Today MDM customization doesn't touch EBA and all the customization is done outside EBA to make it a clear separation. Overall it is a matter of maintain effort if you want to add new local reference to EBA.

  • Admin
    Marcus Boone
    Dec 23, 2019

    Thank you, Erik, for the submission. We have received the request but as it is the holiday week it may be a couple of weeks before we are able to assess feasibility and timing.