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 38June 25, 2019 | 42 min

Rolling Kafka Upgrades and Confluent Cloud ft. Gwen Shapira

If you operate a Kafka cluster, hopefully you upgrade your brokers occasionally. Well, what if you have to do it with hundreds or thousands of brokers, such as you’d have to do if you were running Confluent Cloud? Today, Gwen Shapira shares some of the lessons she’s learned doing just that.

Episode 37June 18, 2019 | 32 min

Deploying Confluent Platform, from Zero to Hero ft. Mitch Henderson

Mitch Henderson explains how to plan and deploy your first application running on Confluent Platform. He covers critical factors to consider, how to make decisions about deployment solutions, how to go about setting up monitoring and testing, the marks of success, and what to do after your first project launches successfully.

Episode 36June 12, 2019 | 46 min

Why Kafka Connect? ft. Robin Moffatt

Tim and Robin cover the motivating factors for Kafka Connect, why people end up reinventing the wheel when they're not aware of it and Kafka Connect's capabilities. They also talk about the importance of schemas in Apache Kafka® pipelines and programs, and how the Confluent Schema Registry can help.

Episode 35June 3, 2019 | 41 min

Schema Registry Made Simple by Confluent Cloud ft. Magesh Nandakumar

Tim Berglund and Magesh Nandakumar discuss why schemas matter for building systems on Apache Kafka®, and how Confluent Schema Registry helps with the problem. They talk about how Schema Registry works, how you can collaborate around schema change through `avsc` files, and what it means for this to be available in Confluent Cloud today.

Episode 34May 29, 2019 | 45 min

Why is Stream Processing Hard? ft. Michael Drogalis

Tim Berglund and Michael Drogalis talk about all things stream processing: why it’s complex, how it has evolved, and what’s on the horizon to make it simpler.

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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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