Azure Kafka is a fully managed, cloud-based event streaming platform provided by Microsoft Azure.

It is based on Apache Kafka, an open-source distributed streaming platform that is used for building real-time data pipelines

Azure Kafka is a fully managed service, which means that Microsoft handles all of the infrastructure and maintenance tasks

Azure Kafka provides a range of tools and services for building, deploying, and managing Kafka-based applications

Azure Kafka adds additional features and tools to make it easier to use in the Azure environment.

Azure kafka is integrtaed with azure Security Center, which provides security and compliance monitoring for your Kafka clusters

Azure Kafka offers strong durability and fault tolerance, as it stores all published messages for a configurable amount of time