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 201February 24, 2022 | 46 min

The Evolution of Apache Kafka: From In-House Infrastructure to Managed Cloud Service ft. Jay Kreps

When it comes to Apache Kafka, there’s no one better to tell the story than Jay Kreps (Co-Founder and CEO, Confluent), one of the original creators of Kafka. In this episode, he talks about the evolution of Kafka from in-house infrastructure to a managed cloud service and discusses what’s next for infrastructure engineers who used to self-manage the workload.

Episode 200February 16, 2022 | 2 min

What’s Next for the Streaming Audio Podcast ft. Kris Jenkins

Meet your new host of the Streaming Audio podcast: Kris Jenkins (Senior Developer Advocate, Confluent)! In this preview, Kris shares a few highlights from forthcoming episodes to look forward to, spanning topics from data mesh, cloud-native technologies, and serverless Apache Kafka, to data modeling.

Episode 199February 3, 2022 | 6 min

On to the Next Chapter ft. Tim Berglund

After nearly 200 podcast episodes of Streaming Audio, Tim Berglund bids farewell in his last episode as host of the show. Tim reflects on the many great memories with guests who have appeared on the segment—and each for its own reasons. He has covered a wide variety of topics, ranging from Apache Kafka fundamentals, microservices, event stream processing, use cases, to cloud-native Kafka, data mesh, and more.

Episode 198February 1, 2022 | 30 min

Intro to Event Sourcing with Apache Kafka ft. Anna McDonald

What is event sourcing, and how does it work? Event sourcing is often used interchangeably with event-driven architecture and event stream processing. However, Anna McDonald (Principal Customer Success Technical Architect, Confluent) explains it's a specific category of its own—an event streaming pattern.

Episode 197January 27, 2022 | 31 min

Expanding Apache Kafka Multi-Tenancy for Cloud-Native Systems ft. Anna Povzner and Anastasia Vela

In an effort to make Apache Kafka cloud native, Anna Povzener (Principal Engineer, Confluent) and Anastasia Vela (Software Engineer I, Confluent) have been working to expand multi-tenancy to cloud-native systems with automated capacity planning and scaling in Confluent Cloud. They explain how cloud-native data systems are different from legacy databases and share the technical requirements needed to create multi-tenancy for managed Kafka as a service.

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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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