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Listen to Tim Berglund, Gwen Shapira, and guests unpack a variety of topics surrounding Apache Kafka®, Confluent, real-time data streaming, and the cloud.

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Episode 116August 26, 2020 | 47 min

Championing Serverless Eventing at Google Cloud ft. Jay Smith

Jay Smith discusses the definition of serverless, serverless eventing, data-driven vs. event-driven architecture, sources and sinks, and hybrid cloud with on-prem components.

Episode 115August 17, 2020 | 43 min

Disaster Recovery with Multi-Region Clusters in Confluent Platform ft. Anna McDonald and Mitch Henderson

Multi-Region Clusters improve high availability in Apache Kafka® and ensure cluster replication across multiple zones. In this episode, Anna McDonald and Mitch Henderson share common challenges that users often run into with Multi-Region Clusters, what causes them, and what to keep in mind when considering replication.

Episode 114August 12, 2020 | 41 min

Developer Advocacy (and Kafka Summit) in the Pandemic Era

COVID-19 has changed the face of meetings and events, halting all in-person gatherings and forcing companies to adapt on the fly. In today's episode of Streaming Audio, the Confluent developer advocates come together to discuss how their jobs have changed during the worldwide pandemic.

Episode 113August 6, 2020 | 10 min

Apache Kafka 2.6 - Overview of Latest Features, Updates, and KIPs

Apache Kafka 2.6 is out! This release includes progress toward adding client quota APIs to the admin client, exposing disk read and write metrics, and support for Java 14, in addition to Kafka Connect and Kafka Streams updates.

Episode 112August 3, 2020 | 39 min

Testing ksqlDB Applications ft. Viktor Gamov

Viktor Gamov (Developer Advocate, Confluent) returns to Streaming Audio to explain the magic of ksqlDB, ideal testing environments for ksqlDB, and the ksqlDB test runner. He also talks about the future of ksqlDB, the future of integration testing, and his favorite new feature among recent upgrades.

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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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