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Communication between embedded Kafka and Pega Platform

Updated on July 27, 2022

When you configure your Pega Platform™ to use Kafka in embedded mode, the Charlatan server runs as part of a node and stores its data in the Pega Platform database:


Kafka - Pega communication schema

The following items are components of the communication schema between Kafka and Pega Platform:

  • Database - Database stores the metadata for brokers and topics.
  • Pega node - The Charlatan server starts as part of Pega Platform stream service. Itaccepts and handles incoming requests.
  • Zookeeper protocol - The communication between a Kafka broker and a Charlatan server is performed by using the Zookeeper messaging protocol.
  • Kafka - Standard Kafka distribution. Kafka identifies the Charlatan server as a Zookeeper.

Standard deployment of Kafka


Node processes

To view the main outline for this article, see Kafka as a streaming service.

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