Listen to Tim Berglund, Gwen Shapira, and guests unpack a variety of topics surrounding Apache Kafka®, Confluent, real-time data streaming, and the cloud.
During his time at Twitter, Sam Ritchie led the development of Summingbird, a project that helped Twitter ingest and process massive amounts of data, relieving some key pain points for developers at Twitter. In this episode, Sam dives teaches us some abstract algebra and explains how it has informed his attempts to make stream processing programs easy to write in a more general way.
Apache Kafka® 2.5 is here, and we’ve got some Kafka Improvement Proposals (KIPs) to discuss! Tim Berglund shares improvements and changes to over 10 KIPs all within the realm of Core Kafka, Kafka Connect, and Kafka Streams, including foundational improvements to exactly-once semantics, the ability to track a connector’s active topics, and adding a new co-group operator to the Streams DSL.
James Urquhart (Global Field CTO, VMware) is writing a book about worldly mapping and evaluating user needs in order to make event streaming a more economic choice for users. James argues that reducing the cost of integration does not deter people from buying but instead encourages creativity to find more uses for integration.
There’s something about YAML and the word “Docker” that doesn’t sit well with Viktor Gamov (Developer Advocate, Confluent), but Kafka Streams on Kubernetes is a phrase that does. Viktor describes what that process looks like and how Jib helps build, test, and deploy Kafka Streams applications on Kubernetes for an improved DevOps experience.
Coming from decades of experience in messaging, Dan Rosanova discusses the pros and cons of cloud event streaming services on GCP, Azure, and Confluent Cloud. He also compares major stream processing and messaging services: Cloud Pub/Sub vs. Azure vs. Confluent Cloud, and outlines major differences among them.
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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