April 17, 2019 | Episode 28

Ask Confluent #12: In Search of the Lost Offsets

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Stanislav Kozlovski joins us to discuss common pitfalls when using Kafka consumers and a new KIP that promises to make consumer restarts much smoother.

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Episode 29April 22, 2019 | 47 min

Diving into Exactly Once Semantics with Guozhang Wang

Kafka Streams Engineer Guozhang Wang walks through the implementation of transactional messaging in Kafka in some detail, including the idempotent producer API, the transaction coordinator responsible for managing the transaction log and consumer configurations.

Episode 30May 2, 2019 | 38 min

Load-Balanced Apache Kafka: Derivco’s Globally Distributed Gaming Business

Derivco must maintain central data infrastructure and application clusters in geographically diverse locations due to the heavily regulated nature of their business. In this episode, we talk about the challenges associated with that unusual but ingenious network architecture, along with other lessons they learned as they built their Kafka-centric gaming platform.

Episode 31May 8, 2019 | 33 min

Ask Confluent #13: Machine Learning with Kai Waehner

Gwen and Kai chat about machine learning architectures, and whether software engineers and data science can learn to get along.

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