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}.