A buffered log backed by Apache Kafka. Kafkalogue is resilient to intermittent connectivity issues, as it buffers messages in memory.


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'kafkalogue'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install kafkalogue


require 'kafkalogue'

# You need a list of Kafka brokers.
brokers = ["kafka1:9092", "kafka2:9092"]

# The Kafka topic that the log should be written to.
topic = "my-app.log"

log = Kafkalogue.new(brokers: brokers, topic: topic)

# Writes are buffered in memory; each entry must be accompanied by a key.
log.write("some data", key: "some-key")
log.write("any string works", key: "some-key")

# Calling flush will cause Kafkalogue to write the entries to the Kafka topic.


After checking out the repo, run bin/setup to install dependencies. Then, run rake spec to run the tests. You can also run bin/console for an interactive prompt that will allow you to experiment.

To install this gem onto your local machine, run bundle exec rake install. To release a new version, update the version number in version.rb, and then run bundle exec rake release, which will create a git tag for the version, push git commits and tags, and push the .gem file to rubygems.org.


Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at https://github.com/dasch/kafkalogue. This project is intended to be a safe, welcoming space for collaboration, and contributors are expected to adhere to the Contributor Covenant code of conduct.


The gem is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.