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 206March 29, 2022 | 23 min

Bridging Frontend and Backend with GraphQL and Apache Kafka ft. Gerard Klijs

What is GraphQL? And how can you combine GraphQL with Apache Kafka to query data in real time? With over 10 years of experience as a backend engineer, Gerard Klijs is a Confluent Community Catalyst, a contributor to the GraphQL project, and also a creator and maintainer of a Rust library to use Confluent Schema Registry with Java client. In this episode, he explains why you want to use Kafka with GraphQL and how they work together to bridge the gap between backend and frontend to make data more easily accessible in the frontend.

Episode 205March 22, 2022 | 42 min

Building Real-Time Data Governance at Scale with Apache Kafka ft. Tushar Thole

Data availability, usability, integrity, and security are words that we sometimes hear a lot. But what do they actually look like when put into practice? That’s where data governance comes in. This becomes especially tricky when working with real-time data architectures.

Episode 204March 15, 2022 | 41 min

Handling 2 Million Apache Kafka Messages Per Second at Honeycomb

In this episode, you’ll get a taste of how Apache Kafka is used at Honeycomb! Liz Fong-Jones (Principal Developer Advocate, Honeycomb) explains how Honeycomb manages Kafka-based telemetry ingestion pipelines and scales Kafka clusters. Honeycomb is an observability platform that helps you visualize, analyze, and improve cloud application quality and performance. Their data volume has grown by a factor of 10 throughout the pandemic, while the total cost of ownership has only gone up by 20%.

Episode 203March 10, 2022 | 44 min

Why Data Mesh? ft. Ben Stopford

With experience in data infrastructure and distributed data technologies, author of the book “Designing Event-Driven Systems” Ben Stopford (Lead Technologist, Office of the CTO, Confluent) explains the data mesh paradigm, differences between traditional data warehouses and microservices, as well as how you can get started with data mesh.

Episode 201March 3, 2022 | 42 min

Serverless Stream Processing with Apache Kafka ft. Bill Bejeck

What is serverless? Having worked as a software engineer for over 15 years and as a regular contributor to Kafka Streams, Bill Bejeck (Integration Architect, Confluent) is an Apache Kafka committer and author of “Kafka Streams in Action.” In today’s episode, he explains what serverless and the architectural concepts behind it are.

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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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