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Streaming Audio: A Confluent Podcast about Apache Kafka

Join Kris Jenkins and guests from the community as they discuss the latest Apache Kafka® news, use cases, and trends spanning the topics of data streaming, microservices, modern IT architectures, and the cloud.

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Episode 245November 29, 2022 | 29 min

Real-time Threat Detection Using Machine Learning and Apache Kafka

Can we use machine learning to detect security threats in real-time? As organizations increasingly rely on distributed systems, it is becoming more important to analyze the traffic that passes through those systems quickly. Confluent Hackathon ’22 finalist, Géraud Dugé de Bernonville (Data Consultant, Zenika Bordeaux), shares how his team used TensorFlow (machine learning) and Neo4j (graph database) to analyze and detect network traffic data in real-time. What started as a research and development exercise turned into ZIEM, a full-blown internal project using ksqlDB to manipulate, export, and visualize data from Apache Kafka.

Episode 244November 22, 2022 | 29 min

Improving Apache Kafka Scalability and Elasticity with Tiered Storage

What happens when you need to store more than a few petabytes of data? Rittika Adhikari (Software Engineer, Confluent) discusses how her team implemented tiered storage, a method for improving the scalability and elasticity of data storage in Apache Kafka. She also explores the motivating factors for building it in the first place: cost, performance, and manageability.

Episode 243November 15, 2022 | 38 min

Decoupling with Event-Driven Architecture

In principle, data mesh architecture should liberate teams to build their systems and gather data in a distributed way, without having to explicitly coordinate. Data is the thing that can and should decouple teams, but proper implementation has its challenges. In this episode, Kris talks to Florian Albrecht (Solution Architect, Hermes Germany) about Galapagos, an open-source DevOps software tool for Apache Kafka® that Albrecht created with his team at Hermes, a German parcel delivery company.

Episode 242November 9, 2022 | 43 min

If Streaming Is the Answer, Why Are We Still Doing Batch?

Is real-time data streaming the future, or will batch processing always be with us? In this episode, Kris talks to a panel of industry experts with decades of experience building and implementing data systems. They discuss the state of streaming adoption today, if streaming will ever fully replace batch, and whether it even could (or should).

Episode 241November 3, 2022 | 48 min

Security for Real-Time Data Stream Processing with Confluent Cloud

Streaming real-time data at scale and processing it efficiently is critical to cybersecurity organizations like SecurityScorecard. Jared Smith, Senior Director of Threat Intelligence, and Brandon Brown, Senior Staff Software Engineer, Data Platform at SecurityScorecard, discuss their journey from using RabbitMQ to open-source Apache Kafka for stream processing. As well as why turning to fully-managed Kafka on Confluent Cloud is the right choice for building real-time data pipelines at scale.

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Meet your host

Kris Jenkins

Kris Jenkins is a senior developer advocate for Confluent, a veteran contractor, and former CTO and co-founder of a gold-trading business. He's especially interested in software design, functional programming, real-time systems, and electronic music.

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