Apache Kafka is an open-source distributed event streaming platform used by thousands of companies for high-performance data pipelines, streaming analytics, data integration, and mission-critical applications.

Release Released Support Confluent Platform Standard End of Support Latest
3.7 2 months and 3 weeks ago
(26 Feb 2024)
Yes Ends in 1 year and 8 months
(09 Feb 2026)
3.7.0
(26 Feb 2024)
3.6 7 months and 3 weeks ago
(03 Oct 2023)
Ended 2 months and 3 weeks ago
(27 Feb 2024)
Ends in 1 year and 8 months
(09 Feb 2026)
3.6.2
(04 Apr 2024)
3.5 11 months ago
(13 Jun 2023)
Ended 7 months and 3 weeks ago
(03 Oct 2023)
Ends in 1 year and 3 months
(25 Aug 2025)
3.5.2
(08 Dec 2023)
3.4 1 year and 3 months ago
(06 Feb 2023)
Ended 11 months ago
(13 Jun 2023)
Ends in 11 months
(03 May 2025)
3.4.1
(26 May 2023)
3.3 1 year and 7 months ago
(28 Sep 2022)
Ended 1 year and 3 months ago
(06 Feb 2023)
Ends in 5 months
(04 Nov 2024)
3.3.2
(11 Jan 2023)
3.2 2 years ago
(09 May 2022)
Ended 1 year and 7 months ago
(28 Sep 2022)
Ends in 1 month and 2 weeks
(06 Jul 2024)
3.2.3
(17 Sep 2022)
3.1 2 years and 4 months ago
(21 Jan 2022)
Ended 1 year and 8 months ago
(19 Sep 2022)
Ended 1 month and 2 weeks ago
(05 Apr 2024)
3.1.2
(09 Sep 2022)
3.0 2 years and 8 months ago
(20 Sep 2021)
Ended 1 year and 8 months ago
(19 Sep 2022)
Ended 6 months and 4 weeks ago
(27 Oct 2023)
3.0.2
(12 Sep 2022)
2.8 3 years ago
(18 Apr 2021)
Ended 1 year and 8 months ago
(19 Sep 2022)
Ended 11 months ago
(08 Jun 2023)
2.8.2
(09 Sep 2022)
2.7 3 years and 5 months ago
(19 Dec 2020)
Ended 2 years and 6 months ago
(15 Nov 2021)
Ended 1 year and 3 months ago
(09 Feb 2023)
2.7.2
(12 Oct 2021)
2.6 3 years and 9 months ago
(03 Aug 2020)
Ended 2 years and 6 months ago
(15 Nov 2021)
Ended 1 year and 8 months ago
(24 Sep 2022)
2.6.3
(12 Nov 2021)
2.5 4 years ago
(14 Apr 2020)
Ended 3 years and 9 months ago
(10 Aug 2020)
Ended 2 years ago
(24 Apr 2022)
2.5.1
(10 Aug 2020)
2.4 4 years and 5 months ago
(14 Dec 2019)
Ended 4 years ago
(15 Apr 2020)
Ended 2 years and 4 months ago
(10 Jan 2022)
2.4.1
(10 Mar 2020)
2.3 4 years and 11 months ago
(24 Jun 2019)
Ended 4 years ago
(16 Dec 2019)
Ended 2 years and 10 months ago
(19 Jul 2021)
2.3.1
(24 Oct 2019)
2.2 5 years ago
(22 Mar 2019)
Ended 4 years and 5 months ago
(01 Dec 2019)
Ended 3 years ago
(28 Mar 2021)
2.2.2
(01 Dec 2019)
2.1 5 years ago
(20 Nov 2018)
Ended 5 years ago
(22 Mar 2019)
Ended 3 years and 5 months ago
(14 Dec 2020)
2.1.1
(15 Feb 2019)
2.0 5 years and 10 months ago
(28 Jul 2018)
Ended 5 years ago
(20 Nov 2018)
Ended 3 years and 9 months ago
(31 Jul 2020)
2.0.1
(08 Nov 2018)
1.1 6 years ago
(28 Mar 2018)
Ended 5 years and 9 months ago
(30 Jul 2018)
Ended 4 years ago
(16 Apr 2020)
1.1.1
(18 Jul 2018)
1.0 6 years ago
(31 Oct 2017)
Ended 5 years and 10 months ago
(08 Jul 2018)
Ended 4 years and 5 months ago
(28 Nov 2019)
1.0.2
(08 Jul 2018)
0.11 6 years and 11 months ago
(28 Jun 2017)
Ended 5 years and 10 months ago
(02 Jul 2018)
Ended 4 years and 9 months ago
(01 Aug 2019)
0.11.0.3
(02 Jul 2018)
0.10 8 years ago
(22 May 2016)
Ended 5 years and 10 months ago
(02 Jul 2018)
Ended 5 years ago
(02 Mar 2019)
0.10.2.2
(02 Jul 2018)
0.9 8 years ago
(23 Nov 2015)
Ended 8 years ago
(22 May 2016)
Ended 6 years ago
(07 Dec 2017)
0.9.0.1
(19 Feb 2016)
0.8 10 years ago
(03 Dec 2013)
Ended 8 years ago
(23 Nov 2015)
Unavailable 0.8.2.2
(02 Oct 2015)
0.7 12 years ago
(04 Jan 2012)
Ended 10 years ago
(03 Dec 2013)
Unavailable 0.7.2
(10 Oct 2012)

Apache Kafka does not have a clearly defined release and support policy. Nevertheless, looking at the 3.x releases, there have been a minor release every four months and up to three minor releases have been supported at the same time. This is somewhat following what is documented on the Apache Kafka wiki, but there was unfortunately no formal announcement.

Considering that this page only marks the latest minor release as supported and marks other releases as EOL on the latest date between the first next minor version release date and the current minor latest release date.

Extended support for 2 to 3 years, depending on the support level, is available using the commercial distribution of Apache Kafka, Confluent Platform.

The full list of versions, with their associated release notes, is available on the Apache Kafka website.

You should be running one of the supported release numbers listed above in the rightmost column.

You can check the version that you are currently using by running:
${KAFKA_HOME}/bin/kafka-topics.sh --version

You can submit an improvement to this page on GitHub :octocat: . This page has a corresponding Talk Page.

A JSON version of this page is available at /api/apache-kafka.json. See the API Documentation for more information. You can subscribe to the iCalendar feed at /calendar/apache-kafka.ics.