Streaming Audio: A Confluent Podcast about Apache Kafka

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

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Episode 156April 29, 2021 | 28 min

Data Management and Digital Transformation with Apache Kafka at Van Oord

Imagine if you could create a better world for future generations simply by delivering marine ingenuity. Van Oord is a Dutch family-owned company that has served as an international marine contractor for over 150 years,. It relies on an enterprise architecture model that must seamlessly integrate data lineage and data governance. The basis of their holistic reference architecture is a change data capture (CDC) layer and a persistent layer that makes Confluent the core component of their future-proof digital data management solution. In this episode, Marlon Hiralal (Enterprise/Data Management Architect, Van Oord) and Andreas Wombacher (Data Engineer, Van Oord) share all about it.

Episode 155April 22, 2021 | 31 min

Powering Microservices Using Apache Kafka on Node.js with KafkaJS at Klarna ft. Tommy Brunn

At Klarna, Lead Engineer Tommy Brunn is building a runtime platform for developers. But outside of his professional role, he is also one of the authors of the JavaScript client for Apache Kafka® called KafkaJS, which has grown from being a niche open source project to the most downloaded Kafka client for Node.js since 2018.

Episode 154April 19, 2021 | 10 min

Apache Kafka 2.8 - ZooKeeper Removal Update (KIP-500) and Overview of Latest Features

Apache Kafka 2.8 is out! This release includes early access to the long-anticipated ZooKeeper removal encapsulated in KIP-500, as well as other key updates Find out what’s new in this episode of Streaming Audio.

Episode 153April 14, 2021 | 31 min

Connecting Azure Cosmos DB with Apache Kafka - Better Together ft. Ryan CrawCour

When building solutions for customers in Microsoft Azure, it is not uncommon to come across customers who are deeply entrenched in the Kafka ecosystem and want to continue expanding within it. Thus, figuring out how to connect Azure first-party services to this ecosystem is of the utmost importance. Ryan CrawCour (Engineer, Microsoft) explains how you can use a connector to feed events from your Kafka infrastructure into Azure Cosmos DB, as well as how to get changes from your database system back into their Kafka topics.

Episode 152April 12, 2021 | 24 min

Automated Cluster Operations in the Cloud ft. Rashmi Prabhu

Running operations on the cloud in a scaling organization can be time consuming, error prone, and tedious. This episode addresses manual upgrades and rolling restarts of Confluent Cloud clusters during releases, fixes, experiments, and the like, and more importantly, the progress that’s been made to switch from manual operations to an almost fully automated process. Rashmi Prabhu, a software engineer on the Control Plane team at Confluent, has the opportunity to help govern the data plane that comprises all these clusters and enables API-driven operations on these clusters.

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Meet your host

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.

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