As Kafka Connect is included in MapR-ES, please see Kafka Connect for MapR Streams.
Why not bundle and support a few popular Kafka Connect connectors within MapR converged Data Platform?
This would help the users of MapR-ES to use these Kafka Connect connectors for large scale streaming of data in and out of MapR-ES for a variety of data systems through a simple GUI with simple configurations and no code necessary! What are your thoughts?
More content about this idea: Building Real-Time data pipelines with Kafka Connect | LinkedIn