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Terminology for Aiven for Apache Kafka® MirrorMaker 2

  • Cluster alias: The name alias defined in MirrorMaker 2 for a certain Apache Kafka® source or target cluster.
  • Replication flow: The flow of data between two Apache Kafka® clusters (called source and target) executed by Apache Kafka® MirrorMaker 2. One Apache Kafka® MirrorMaker 2 service can execute multiple replication flows.
  • Remote topics: Topics replicated by MirrorMaker 2 from a source Apache Kafka® cluster to a target Apache Kafka® cluster. There is only one source topic for each remote topic. Remote topics refer to the source cluster by the topic name prefix: {source_cluster_alias}.{source_topic_name}.