Debezium: Stream changes from your database

Debezium is an open source distributed platform for change data capture. Start it up, point it at your databases, and your apps can start responding to all of the inserts, updates, and deletes that other apps commit to your databases. Debezium is durable and fast, so your apps can respond quickly and never miss an event, even when things go wrong.

What is Debezium?

Debezium is a distributed platform that turns your existing databases into event streams, so applications can see and respond immediately to each row-level change in the databases. Debezium is built on top of Apache Kafka and provides Kafka Connect compatible connectors that monitor specific database management systems. Debezium records the history of data changes in Kafka logs, from where your application consumes them. This makes it possible for your application to easily consume all of the events correctly and completely. Even if your application stops (or crashes), upon restart it will start consuming the events where it left off so it misses nothing.


Debezium’s goal is to build up a library of connectors that capture changes from a variety of DBMSes and produce events with very similar structures, making it far easier for your applications to consume and respond to the events regardless of where the changes originated. We currently have the following connector either completed or planned: