What’s New in Redpanda Cloud

This topic lists new features added in Redpanda Cloud.

February 2024

AWS PrivateLink is now available as an easy and highly secure way to connect to Redpanda Cloud from your VPC. You can set up the PrivateLink endpoint service for a new cluster or an existing cluster. To enable AWS PrivateLink for your account, contact Redpanda support.

Additional cloud tiers

When you create a cluster, you select a cloud tier with the expected throughput for your cluster, including the maximum ingress, egress, partitions, and connections. On February 5, Redpanda added tiers 6 and 7 for BYOC clusters, which provide higher throughput limits.

January 2024

Usage-based billing in marketplace

Redpanda Cloud now supports usage-based billing for Dedicated Cloud clusters. Contact Redpanda sales to request a private offer for monthly or annual committed use. You can then use existing Google Cloud Marketplace or AWS Marketplace credits to quickly provision Dedicated Cloud clusters, and you can view your bills and manage your subscription directly in the marketplace.

December 2023: beta

Serverless clusters

Redpanda Serverless is a managed streaming service (Kafka API) that completely abstracts users from scaling and operational concerns, and you only pay for what you consume. It’s the fastest and easiest way to start event streaming in the cloud. You can try the beta release of Redpanda Serverless with a free trial.

November 2023

AWS BYOC support for ARM-based Graviton2

BYOC clusters on AWS now support ARM-based Graviton2 instances. This lowers VM costs and supports increased partition count.

Iceberg Sink connector

With the managed connector for Apache Iceberg, you can write data into Iceberg tables. This enables integration with the data lake ecosystem and efficient data management for complex analytics.

Schema Registry management

In the Redpanda Console UI, you can perform Schema Registry operations, such as registering a schema, creating a new version of it, and configuring compatibility. The Schema Registry page lists verified schemas, including their serialization format and versions. Select an individual schema to see which topics it applies to.

Maintenance windows

With maintenance windows, you have greater flexibility to plan upgrades to your cluster. By default, all Redpanda Cloud upgrades take place anytime on Tuesdays. Optionally, on the Cluster settings page, you can select a window of specific off-hours for your business for Redpanda to apply updates. Updates may start at any time during that window.