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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 45July 31, 2019 | 13 min

Confluent Platform 5.3 | What's New in This Release

A quick summary of the most important features in Confluent Platform 5.3. We discuss improved Kubernetes and Ansible support, improvements to Confluent Control Center that give you better insight into the data in your cluster, and an important new set of security features—Role-Based Access Control—aimed at making complex deployments more secure.

Episode 44July 29, 2019 | 31 min

How to Convert Python Batch Jobs into Kafka Streams Applications with Rishi Dhanaraj

Rishi Dhanaraj worked at Zenreach as an intern and took on a big pile of Python batch jobs, turning them into some really interesting Kafka Streams code. Listen in as he walks us through how he did it.

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.

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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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