Chapter 3. Debezium

Red Hat Integration 2020.Q1 includes a General Availability release of Debezium on OpenShift based on the Debezium open source project. Debezium is a distributed platform that monitors databases and creates change event streams. Debezium is built on Apache Kafka and is deployed and integrated with AMQ Streams.

Debezium captures row-level changes to a database table and passes corresponding change events to AMQ Streams. Applications can read these change event streams and access the change events in the order in which they occurred.

3.1. Database connectors

Debezium provides connectors based on Kafka Connect for the following common databases:

  • MySQL
  • PostgreSQL
  • SQL Server
  • MongoDB

When trying out the database connectors, the following database versions are recommended for this release:

Table 3.1. Recommended database versions for Debezium



5.7, 8.0


10, 11, 12


3.6, 4.0, 4.2

SQL Server



For PostgreSQL deployments, you can use the pgoutput logical decoding output plugin, which is the default for PostgreSQL versions 10 and later.

3.2. Installation options

You can install Debezium with AMQ Streams on OpenShift or RHEL:


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