Transmits messages you need to process to the components that follow in the Job you are designing.
tKafkaInput is a generic message broker that transmits messages to the Job that runs transformations over these messages.
This component is not shipped with your Talend Studio by default. You need to install it using the Feature Manager. For more information, see Installing features using the Feature Manager.
For more technologies supported by Talend, see Talend components.
Depending on the Talend product you are using, this component can be used in one, some or all of the following Job frameworks:
Standard: see tKafkaInput Standard properties.
The component in this framework is available in all Talend products with Big Data and in Talend Data Fabric.
Spark Streaming: see tKafkaInput properties for Apache Spark Streaming.
This component is available in Talend Real Time Big Data Platform and Talend Data Fabric.