Redpanda is a streaming data platform for developers. It is API-compatible with Apache Kafka, allowing architectures already running in the Kafka ecosystem to benefit from Redpanda’s improved simplicity, performance and hardware efficiency over Kafka. Redpanda is free from external dependencies such as ZooKeeper, and written in C++, eliminating the need for JVM management. It leverages the Raft protocol for data replication and is Jepsen-tested to validate for correctness. Redpanda also offers much-reduced tail latencies and increased throughput due to a series of optimizations. Some advanced capabilities available for enterprise customers include tiered storage and inline WebAssembly (WASM) transformations.