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 151April 7, 2021 | 24 min

Resurrecting In-Sync Replicas with Automatic Observer Promotion ft. Anna McDonald

As most developers and architects know, data always needs to be accessible no matter what happens outside of the system. This week, Tim Berglund virtually sits down with Anna McDonald (Principal Customer Success Technical Architect, Confluent) to discuss how Automatic Observer Promotion (AOP) can help solve the Apache Kafka 2.5 datacenter dilemma, a feature now available in Confluent Platform 6.1 and above.

Episode 150March 31, 2021 | 30 min

Building Real-Time Data Pipelines with Microsoft Azure, Databricks, and Confluent

Processing data in real time is a process, as some might say. Angela Chu (Solution Architect, Databricks) and Caio Moreno (Senior Cloud Solution Architect, Microsoft) explain how to integrate Azure, Databricks, and Confluent to build real-time data pipelines that enable you to ingest data, perform analytics, and extract insights from data at hand.

Episode 149March 24, 2021 | 50 min

Smooth Scaling and Uninterrupted Processing with Apache Kafka ft. Sophie Blee-Goldman

Availability in Kafka Streams is hard, especially in the face of any changes. Apache Kafka Committer and Kafka Streams developer Sophie Blee-Goldman shares about how to solve the stop-the-world rebalance and scaling out problem in Kafka Streams using probing rebalances.

Episode 148March 17, 2021 | 42 min

Event-Driven Architecture - Common Mistakes and Valuable Lessons ft. Simon Aubury

Event-driven architecture has taken on numerous meanings over the years—from event notification to event-carried state transfer, to event sourcing, and CQRS. Why has event-driven programming become so popular, and why is it such a topic of interest? Simon Aubury (Principal Data Engineer, ThoughtWorks) is here to tell all, including his own experiences adopting event-driven technologies and common blunders when working in this area.

Episode 147March 8, 2021 | 45 min

The Human Side of Apache Kafka and Microservices ft. SPOUD

Should enterprises be scared of Kafka? Why can it be hard to adopt Kafka? How do you drive Kafka adoption internally? All good questions, which Sam Benz (CTO) and Patrick Bönzli (Product Owner) address. They also explain how their company, SPOUD, has fully embraced Kafka for data delivery, which has proven to be successful for SPOUD since 2016 across various industries and use cases.

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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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