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Episode 43July 22, 2019 | 23 min

Ask Confluent #14: In Control of Kafka with Dan Norwood

Is Apache Kafka® actually a database? Can you install Confluent Control Center on Google Cloud Platform (GCP)? All this, plus some tips from Dan Norwood, the first user of Kafka Streams.

Episode 42July 15, 2019 | 38 min

Kafka in Action with Dylan Scott

Author Dylan Scott tells all about his upcoming Manning title Kafka in Action, which shares how Apache Kafka® can be used by beginners who are just starting out their own projects. It also dispels common Hadoop-related myths, as Kafka has grown to become a powerful event streaming platform beyond big data ecosystems alone.

Episode 41July 10, 2019 | 49 min

Change Data Capture with Debezium ft. Gunnar Morling

Gunnar Morling shares a little bit about what Debezium is, how it works, and which databases it supports. In addition to covering the various use cases and benefits from change data capture in the context of microservices, Gunnar walks us through the advantages of log-based CDC as implemented through Debezium over polling-based approaches, why you’d want to avoid dual writes to multiple resources, and working collaboratively with the community on Debezium.

Episode 40July 2, 2019 | 45 min

Distributed Systems Engineering with Apache Kafka ft. Jason Gustafson

Jason Gustafson dives into the challenges of working on distributed systems, particularly when it comes to a unique system like Apache Kafka. He also discusses ways in which Confluent is working with the community to solve active problems, and what it takes to be a distributed systems engineer.

Episode 39June 25, 2019 | 13 min

Apache Kafka 2.3 | What's New in This Release + Updates and KIPs

Tim Berglund (Senior Director of Developer Experience, Confluent) explains the Kafka Improvement Proposals (KIPs) and what’s new in Apache Kafka 2.3.

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Meet your hosts

Tim Berglund

Tim Berglund is a teacher, author, and technology leader with Confluent, where he serves as the senior director of developer advocacy. He can frequently be found at speaking at conferences in the U.S. and all over the world. Tim is the co-presenter of various O'Reilly training videos on topics ranging from Git to distributed systems, and he is the author of "Gradle Beyond the Basics." He lives in Littleton, CO, U.S., with the wife of his youth.

Gwen Shapira

Gwen Shapira is an engineering leader at Confluent. She has over 15 years of experience working with code and customers to build scalable data architectures, integrating relational and big data technologies. Gwen is the author of "Kafka: The Definitive Guide" and "Hadoop Application Architectures." Gwen is a frequent presenter at industry conferences, a PMC member on the Apache Kafka project, and a committer on Apache Sqoop™. When Gwen isn't building data pipelines or thinking up new features, you can find her pedaling on her bike exploring the roads and trails of California, and beyond.

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