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 174August 31, 2021 | 31 min

Multi-Cluster Apache Kafka with Cluster Linking ft. Nikhil Bhatia

Infrastructure needs to react in real time to support globally distributed events, such as cloud migration, IoT, edge data collection, and disaster recovery. To provide a seamless yet cloud-native, cross-cluster topic replication experience, Nikhil Bhatia (Principal Engineer I, Product Infrastructure, Confluent) and the team engineered a solution called Cluster Linking. Available on Confluent Cloud, Cluster Linking is an API that enables Apache Kafka to work across multi-datacenters, making it possible to design globally available distributed systems.

Episode 173August 26, 2021 | 29 min

Using Apache Kafka and ksqlDB for Data Replication at Bolt

What does a ride-hailing app that offers micromobility and food delivery services have to do with data in motion? In this episode, Ruslan Gibaiev (Data Architect, Bolt) shares about Bolt’s road to adopting Apache Kafka and ksqlDB for stream processing to replicate data from transactional databases to analytical warehouses.

Episode 172August 19, 2021 | 28 min

Placing Apache Kafka at the Heart of a Data Revolution at Saxo Bank

Monolithic applications present challenges for organizations like Saxo Bank, including difficulties when it comes to transitioning to cloud, data efficiency, and performing data management in a regulated environment. Graham Stirling, the head of data platforms at Saxo Bank and also a self-proclaimed recovering architect on the pathway to delivery, shares his experience over the last 2.5 years as Saxo Bank placed Apache Kafka at the heart of their company—something they call a data revolution.

Episode 171August 11, 2021 | 28 min

Advanced Stream Processing with ksqlDB ft. Michael Drogalis

ksqlDB makes it easy to read, write, process, and transform data on Apache Kafka the de facto event streaming platform. With simple SQL syntax, pre-built connectors, and materialized views, ksqlDB’s powerful stream processing capabilities enable you to quickly start processing real-time data at scale. But how does ksqlDB work? In this episode, Michael Drogalis (Principal Product Manager, Product Management, Confluent) previews an all-new Confluent Developer course – Inside ksqlDB, where he provides a full overview of ksqlDB’s internal architecture and delves into advanced ksqlDB features.

Episode 170August 5, 2021 | 31 min

Minimizing Software Speciation with ksqlDB and Kafka Streams ft. Mitch Seymour

Building a large, stateful Kafka Streams application that tracks the state of each outgoing email is crucial to marketing automation tools like Mailchimp. Joining us today in this episode, Mitch Seymour, staff engineer at Mailchimp, shares how ksqlDB and Kafka Streams handle the company’s largest source of streaming data.

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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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