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Episode 78January 13, 2020 | 25 min

Making Apache Kafka Connectors for the Cloud ft. Magesh Nandakumar

Learn about connectors, how they simplify data integrations, and how they're built for Confluent Cloud for use on major cloud providers like GCP, Azure, and AWS to help implement Apache Kafka within existing systems in an easy way.

Episode 77January 8, 2020 | 48 min

Location Data and Geofencing with Apache Kafka ft. Guido Schmutz

One way to put Apache Kafka into action is geofencing and tracking the location data of objects, barges, and cars in real time. Guido Schmutz shares about one such use case involving a German steel company and the development project he worked on for them.

Episode 76December 30, 2019 | 42 min

Multi-Cloud Monitoring and Observability with the Metrics API ft. Dustin Cote

Dustin Cote (Product Manager for Observability, Confluent Cloud) talks about Apache Kafka® made serverless and how beyond just the brokers, Confluent Cloud focuses on fitting into customer systems rather than building monitoring silos.

Episode 75December 23, 2019 | 50 min

Apache Kafka and Apache Druid – The Perfect Pair ft. Rachel Pedreschi

Rachel Pedreschi's involvement in the open source community focuses primarily on Apache Druid, a real-time, high-performance datastore that provides fast, sub-second analytics and complements another powerful open source project as well: Apache Kafka®. Together, Kafka and Druid provide real-time event streaming and high-performance streaming analytics with powerful visualizations.

Episode 74December 16, 2019 | 15 min

Apache Kafka 2.4 – Overview of Latest Features, Updates, and KIPs

Apache Kafka 2.4 includes new Kafka Core developments and improvements to Kafka Streams and Kafka Connect, including MirrorMaker 2.0, RocksDB metrics, and more.

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Meet your hosts

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.

Gwen Shapira

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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