Release Notes


London, UK - January 9, 2018: We are happy to announce that Lenses v1.1 is now generally available


  • SSL - Producers, Consumers and KStreams can now operate with TLS certificates read more
  • Plugable LDAP - Both Active Directory and a variety of LDAP setups is now supported via a plugin approach read more
  • Topology view - First ever native Kafka topology view. Explore via UI your data flows over Apache Kafka. read more
  • Kubernetes - Kubernetes native support for executing KStream apps expressed via SQL pipelines. read more
  • Scalable SQL - Kubernetes and Connect modes are now available to all enterprise trials read more
  • RocksDB optimizations in Lenses SQL read more
  • redux-lenses-streaming - NPM JavaScript library for Redux developers is generally available read more
  • Support portal - Now available at


  • JMX configuration of Brokers is automatically detected via Zookeeper
  • Allow deletion of Schema Registry entries
  • Support Namespaces in Kubernetes pods
  • Better consumer instances grouping
  • Improved error messages and exception propagation
  • Improved Health-checks for Kafka Brokers
  • Alerts on Kafka Connect connector instances
  • BINARY keyword for payload type has been changed to BYTES
  • Lenses SQL processor validates source topics exists before a Kafka Stream is executed
  • Dashboard improvements: richer information related to running services: Kafka Broker, Connect workers, Zookeeper nodes
  • Improved resilience and resource handling (CPU, Mem, File Descriptors) under partial infrastructure failures
  • _ktype/_vtype parameters can now be set without quotation. For example `... SELECT ... FROM ... WHERE _vtype=AVRO AND ..`


  • Handle Avro schemas with ENUM values
  • Browsing AVRO topics with payloads containing nested optional records fields
  • Allows for keywords (_ktype/_vtype/_sample) to be used in filter regardless of them being left or right operand
  • Fully operational streaming filter SQL processors i.e. `INSERT ... SELECT ... WHERE  40 < tableA.fieldA...`
  • Processor topology corrected for KTable-to-KTable join

Special thanks to Yury Liavitski, Adrien De Kermadec, Hugh O’Brien, Dejan Miljkovic for extended feedback