You can now run fully managed Apache Flink applications with Apache Kafka
You can now run Apache Flink and Apache Kafka together using fully managed services on AWS. AWS provides a fully managed service for Apache Flink through Amazon Kinesis Data Analytics, enabling you to quickly build and easily run sophisticated streaming applications. You can use these fully managed Apache Flink applications to process streaming data stored in Apache Kafka running within Amazon VPC or on Amazon MSK, a fully managed, highly available, and secure Apache Kafka service.
Source:: Amazon AWS