TIBCO Messaging provides connectors to bridge TIBCO FTL and Apache Kafka. The purpose of the document is to provide a guide on how to install, configure, and test the TIBCO bridge between TIBCO FTL, and Apache Kafka. Although there is no direct bridge from TIBCO Enterprise Message Service (EMS) and Apache Kafka, TIBCO EMS and TIBCO FTL also can be bridged. This guide will provide the steps necessary for configuring the bridge between TIBCO Enterprise Message Service and TIBCO FTL, thus allowing messages to be sent/received from TIBCO EMS to Apache Kafka.
The document will outline:
? Configuration of EMS to bridge to FTL
? Configuration of FTL to bridge to EMS and Apache Kafka
? Configuration of a bidirectional tibftl-connector to bridge Kafka and FTL for simple string messages
? Simple tests to ensure bidirectional message transfer between EMS/FTL and Kafka. For sending/receiving more complex message structures between the components, refer to the appropriate TIBCO messaging component documentation.
- TIBCO Enterprise Message Service ? version 10.1 or later is required
- TIBCO FTL ? version 6.7.2 or later is required
- Apache Kafka ? version 3.0 (TIBCO Distribution) or later
TIBCO Messaging - Bridge for Apache Kafka - Enterprise Edition Software - version 2.3
For sending/receiving more complex message structures between the components, refer to the appropriate TIBCO messaging component documentation.