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Version: ZIO 2.x

ZIO Pulsar

ZIO Pulsar is the Apache Pulsar client for Scala with ZIO and ZIO Streams integration.


ZIO Pulsar is a purely functional Scala wrapper over the official Pulsar client. Some key features of this library:

  • Type-safe — Utilizes Scala type system to reduce runtime exceptions present in the official Java client.
  • Streaming-enabled — Naturally integrates with ZIO Streams.
  • ZIO integrated — Uses common ZIO primitives like ZIO effect and ZManaged to reduce the boilerplate and increase expressiveness.


In order to use this library, we need to add the following line in our build.sbt file for Scala 3:

libraryDependencies += "com.github.jczuchnowski" %% "zio-pulsar" % "0.1"


First of all we need to create an instance of Apache Pulsar and run that:

docker run -it \
-p 6650:6650 \
-p 8080:8080 \
--mount source=pulsardata,target=/pulsar/data \
--mount source=pulsarconf,target=/pulsar/conf \
--network pulsar \
apachepulsar/pulsar:2.7.0 \
bin/pulsar standalone

Now we can run the following example:

import org.apache.pulsar.client.api.{PulsarClientException, Schema}
import zio._
import zio.blocking._
import zio.clock._
import zio.console._
import zio.pulsar._

import java.nio.charset.StandardCharsets

object StreamingExample extends zio.App {
val topic = "my-topic"

val producer: ZManaged[Has[PulsarClient], PulsarClientException, Unit] =
for {
sink <- Producer.make(topic, Schema.STRING).map(_.asSink)
_ <- Stream.fromIterable(0 to 100).map(i => s"Message $i").run(sink).toManaged_
} yield ()

val consumer: ZManaged[Has[PulsarClient] with Blocking with Console, PulsarClientException, Unit] =
for {
builder <- ConsumerBuilder.make(Schema.STRING).toManaged_
consumer <- builder
.subscription(Subscription("my-subscription", SubscriptionType.Exclusive))
_ <- consumer.receiveStream.take(10).foreach { e =>
consumer.acknowledge(e.getMessageId) *>
putStrLn(new String(e.getData, StandardCharsets.UTF_8)).orDie
} yield ()

val myApp =
for {
f <- consumer.fork
_ <- producer
_ <- f.join.toManaged_
} yield ()

def run(args: List[String]): URIO[ZEnv, ExitCode] =
( ++ >+>"localhost", 6650)


  • ZIO World - ZIO PULSAR by Jakub Czuchnowski (March 2020) — A new library that offers a native, first-class ZIO experience for Pulsar, the Kafka competitor gaining traction for some use cases.