The installation procedure described in this section has been tested on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS.


Kafka (Optional)

As mentioned in the Requirements section, you need a running Kafka cluster 0.11 or later.

If you don’t have already a deployment of Apache Kafka cluster, you can deploy Kafka as follows. Get the tarball binary package of Kafka from the Kafka downloads page, unzip the tarball to any folder, change to that folder, and run the following commands on Linux or MacOS:

bin/ config/
bin/ config/

This will deploy a cluster of one instance of Apache Kafka which will listen for client connections on localhost, port 9092.

For production deployments, please refer to the Apache Kafka documentation to learn how to deploy a Kafka cluster, or use a software-as-a-service platform such as Confluent which provides production-ready Kafka clusters.


As mentioned in the Requirements section, the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) version 8 is required for MigratoryData KE. To install the JRE version 8 of OpenJDK, follow the instructions specific for your operating system.

MigratoryData KE


To install the JRE version 8 of OpenJDK, follow the specific instructions for your operating system.

Download the tarball package of MigratoryData KE and extract it to any folder. You will have the following layout in your installation folder:

Location Description
migratorydata-ke.conf Default config file
kafka/ Default config file for Kafka consumers
kafka/ Default config file for Kafka producers
logs Folder where the logs will reside
migratorydata-ke.jar Object code of MigratoryData KE
extensions Folder where plugins reside Start script for Linux/MacOS
start-migratorydata-ke.bat Start script for Windows
html Folder where the welcome and demo pages reside
README.txt Introduction to the product
LICENSE.txt License
NOTICE.txt Notices for third-party libraries
THIRD-PARTY-LICENSES Folder with third-party licenses

Please refer to Configuration Guide to learn how to customize the default configuration file, as well as the default configuration files for Kafka consumers and producers.

Verify Installation

To start MigratoryData KE, open a console/terminal, change to the directory where MigratoryData KE package has been extracted, and run one of the following commands:

For Windows:


For Linux or MacOS:


Test Installation

To test the installation, start a web browser on the machine where MigratoryData KE has been installed and open the following URL:


This will open the home page of MigratoryData KE which contains docs and demos.

If a browser is not available on the machine where MigratoryData KE has been installed, then, supposing the address of the machine is and the port 8800 is not blocked by the firewall, you can remotely test the installation by opening the following URL from a remote machine:

Build Realtime Apps

The next step is to build realtime apps with your preferred programming languages to communicate with your MigratoryData KE installation. Please refer to the documentation of the client SDKs provided by MigratoryData for your preferred programming languages.