This is a ticket for creating an official apache/kafka-connect Docker image.
Does this need a KIP? - I don't think so. This would be a new feature, not any API change.
Why is this needed?
- Kafka Connect is stateless. I believe this is why a Kafka image is not created?
- It scales much more easily with Docker and orchestrators. It operates much like any other serverless / "microservice" web application
- People struggle with deploying it because it is packaged with Kafka , which leads some to believe it needs to run with Kafka on the same machine.
I think there is separate ticket for creating an official Docker image for Kafka but clearly none exist. I reached out to Confluent about this, but heard nothing yet.
Zookeeper already has one , btw
[Docs for Official Images|https://docs.docker.com/docker-hub/official_images/]