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Kafka integration with asyncio.

Project Description

asyncio client for Kafka


AIOKafkaProducer is a high-level, asynchronous message producer.

Example of AIOKafkaProducer usage:

from aiokafka import AIOKafkaProducer
import asyncio

loop = asyncio.get_event_loop()

async def send_one():
    producer = AIOKafkaProducer(
        loop=loop, bootstrap_servers='localhost:9092')
    # Get cluster layout and initial topic/partition leadership information
    await producer.start()
        # Produce message
        await producer.send_and_wait("my_topic", b"Super message")
        # Wait for all pending messages to be delivered or expire.
        await producer.stop()



AIOKafkaConsumer is a high-level, asynchronous message consumer. It interacts with the assigned Kafka Group Coordinator node to allow multiple consumers to load balance consumption of topics (requires kafka >=

Example of AIOKafkaConsumer usage:

from aiokafka import AIOKafkaConsumer
import asyncio

loop = asyncio.get_event_loop()

async def consume():
    consumer = AIOKafkaConsumer(
        'my_topic', 'my_other_topic',
        loop=loop, bootstrap_servers='localhost:9092',
    # Get cluster layout and join group `my-group`
    await consumer.start()
        # Consume messages
        async for msg in consumer:
            print("consumed: ", msg.topic, msg.partition, msg.offset,
                  msg.key, msg.value, msg.timestamp)
        # Will leave consumer group; perform autocommit if enabled.
        await consumer.stop()


Running tests

Docker is required to run tests. See for installation notes. Also note, that lz4 compression libraries for python will require python-dev package, or python source header files for compilation on Linux.

Setting up tests requirements (assuming you’re within virtualenv on ubuntu 14.04+):

sudo apt-get install -y libsnappy-dev
make setup

Running tests:

make cov

To run tests with a specific version of Kafka (default one is use KAFKA_VERSION variable:



0.3.1 (2017-09-19)

  • Added AIOKafkaProducer.flush() method. (PR #209 by @vineet-rh)
  • Fixed a bug with uvloop involving float(“inf”) for timeout. (PR #210 by dmitry-moroz)
  • Changed test runner to allow running tests on OSX. (PR #213 by @shargan)

0.3.0 (2017-08-17)

  • Moved all public structures and errors to aiokafka namespace. You will no longer need to import from kafka namespace.
  • Changed ConsumerRebalanceListener to support either function or coroutine for on_partitions_assigned and on_partitions_revoked callbacks. (PR #190 by @ask)
  • Added support for offsets_for_times, beginning_offsets, end_offsets API’s. (issue #164)
  • Coordinator requests are now sent using a separate socket. Fixes slow commit issue. (issuer #137, issue #128)
  • Added seek_to_end, seek_to_beginning API’s. (issue #154)
  • Updated documentation to provide more useful usage guide on both Consumer and Producer interface.

0.2.3 (2017-07-23)

  • Fixed retry problem in Producer, when buffer is not reset to 0 offset. Thanks to @ngavrysh for the fix in Tubular/aiokafka fork. (issue #184)
  • Fixed how Producer handles retries on Leader node failure. It just did not work before… Thanks to @blugowski for the help in locating the problem. (issue #176, issue #173)
  • Fixed degrade in v0.2.2 on Consumer with no group_id. (issue #166)

0.2.2 (2017-04-17)

  • Reconnect after KafkaTimeoutException. (PR #149 by @Artimi)
  • Fixed compacted topic handling. It could skip messages if those were compacted (issue #71)
  • Fixed old issue with new topics not adding to subscription on pattern (issue #46)
  • Another fix for Consumer race condition on JoinGroup. This forces Leader to wait for new metadata before assigning partitions. (issue #118)
  • Changed metadata listener in Coordinator to avoid 2 rejoins in a rare condition (issue #108)
  • getmany will not return 0 results until we hit timeout. (issue #117)

Big thanks to @Artimi for pointing out several of those issues.

0.2.1 (2017-02-19)

  • Add a check to wait topic autocreation in Consumer, instead of raising UnknownTopicOrPartitionError (PR #92 by fabregas)
  • Consumer now stops consumption after consumer.stop() call. Any new get* calls will result in ConsumerStoppedError (PR #81)
  • Added exclude_internal_topics option for Consumer (PR #111)
  • Better support for pattern subscription when used with group_id (part of PR #111)
  • Fix for Consumer subscribe and JoinGroup race condition (issue #88). Coordinator will now notice subscription changes during rebalance and will join group again. (PR #106)
  • Changed logging messages according to KAFKA-3318. Now INFO level should be less messy and more informative. (PR #110)
  • Add support for connections_max_idle_ms config (PR #113)

0.2.0 (2016-12-18)

  • Added SSL support. (PR #81 by Drizzt1991)
  • Fixed UnknownTopicOrPartitionError error on first message for autocreated topic (PR #96 by fabregas)
  • Fixed next_record recursion (PR #94 by fabregas)
  • Fixed Heartbeat fail if no consumers (PR #92 by fabregas)
  • Added docs addressing kafka-python and aiokafka differences (PR #70 by Drizzt1991)
  • Added max_poll_records option for Consumer (PR #72 by Drizzt1991)
  • Fix kafka-python typos in docs (PR #69 by jeffwidman)
  • Topics and partitions are now randomized on each Fetch request (PR #66 by Drizzt1991)

0.1.4 (2016-11-07)

  • Bumped kafka-python version to 1.3.1 and Kafka to
  • Fixed auto version detection, to correctly handle version
  • Updated Fetch and Produce requests to use v2 with v0.10.0 message format on brokers. This allows a timestamp to be associated with messages.
  • Changed lz4 compression framing, as it was changed due to KIP-57 in new message format.
  • Minor refactorings

Big thanks to @fabregas for the hard work on this release (PR #60)

0.1.3 (2016-10-18)

  • Fixed bug with infinite loop on heartbeats with autocommit=True. #44
  • Bumped kafka-python to version 1.1.1
  • Fixed docker test runner with multiple interfaces
  • Minor documentation fixes

0.1.2 (2016-04-30)

  • Added Python3.5 usage example to docs
  • Don’t raise retriable exceptions in 3.5’s async for iterator
  • Fix Cancellation issue with producer’s send_and_wait method

0.1.1 (2016-04-15)

  • Fix packaging issues. Removed unneded files from package.

0.1.0 (2016-04-15)

Initial release

Added full support for Kafka 9.0. Older Kafka versions are not tested.

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