January 22, 2020 | Episode 79

Confluent Platform 5.4 | What's New in This Release + Updates

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A quick summary of new features, updates, and improvements in Confluent Platform 5.4, including Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), Structured Audit Logs, Multi-Region Clusters, Confluent Control Center enhancements, Schema Validation, and the preview for Tiered Storage.This release also includes pull queries and embedded connectors in preview as part of KSQL.

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Episode 80January 27, 2020 | 46 min

Streaming Call of Duty at Activision with Apache Kafka ft. Yaroslav Tkachenko

Yaroslav Tkachenko shares about how matchmaking services, microtransactions, and telemetry statistics all play a role in Activision’s challenging (but fun) event streaming use cases. Learn about how Activision ingests huge amounts of data, what the backend of their massive distributed system looks like, and the automated services involved for collecting data from each pipeline.

Episode 81February 4, 2020 | 7 min

How to Write a Successful Conference Abstract | Streaming Audio Special

Learn how to write an abstract for conference submissions and call for papers with tips from Tim Berglund, chair of the Kafka Summit Program Committee.

Episode 82February 5, 2020 | 54 min

Distributed Systems Engineering with Apache Kafka ft. Jun Rao

Jun Rao (Co-founder, Confluent) explains what relational databases and distributed databases are, how they work, and major differences between the two. He also delves into important lessons he’s learned along the way through the transition from the relational world to the distributed world.

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