Listen to Tim Berglund, Gwen Shapira, and guests unpack a variety of topics surrounding Apache Kafka®, Confluent, real-time data streaming, and the cloud.
Inventory management systems are crucial for reducing real-time inventory data drift, improving customer experience, and minimizing out-of-stock events. Kafka provides seamless inventory tracking at scale, saving billions of dollars in the supply chain, making modernized data architectures more important to retailers now more than ever. In this episode, we’ll discuss how Kafka enables stateful event streaming on a cloud-native platform for application and architecture modernization, leveraging Spring Boot, Kafka Streams, and Apache Cassandra.
Apache Kafka® Committer Matthias J. Sax explains fault tolerance, high-availability stream processing, and Kafka Streams. He explains the differences between changelogging and checkpointing, as well as making changes in Kafka versus hot standbys, explaining what qualifies nodes as a hot standby, why Kafka Streams doesn’t do watermarking, and finally, why Kafka Streams is a library and not infrastructure.
The five components of latency are produce time, publish time, commit time, catch-up time, and fetch time. When consumer pulling adds to latency, Anna Povzner shares some best practices to keep in mind for how to think about partitioning in conjunction with latency. She also discusses client configuration in the cloud, interesting problems she's helped solve for customers, and her top two tips for debugging latency.
Bernd Ruecker, a co-founder and the chief technologist at Camunda, talks through the company's journey, how he ended up in open source, and all things automation. Bernd also dives into dead letter topics in Kafka, software interacting with software, orchestration tension, and best practices for approaching challenges that pop up along the way. This episode will take you through a thorough introduction of the Komodo Cloud as well as Camunda’s Kafka connector.
We've all been affected by COVID-19 in one way or another, resulting in big changes in workplace functionality, productivity, and even our relationships within the Apache Kafka and Confluent communities as meetings and events have needed to turn virtual. Ale Murray shares interesting trends, changes in community metrics, and what we’ve done to adapt as a response.
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 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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