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October 1, 2020 | Episode 121

Confluent Platform 6.0 | What's New in This Release + Updates

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The feature-rich release of Confluent Platform 6.0, based on Apache Kafka® 2.6, introduces Tiered Storage, Self-Balancing Clusters, ksqlDB 0.10, Admin REST APIs, and Cluster Linking in preview. These features enhance the platform with greater elasticity, improved cost effectiveness, infinite data retention, and global availability so that you can simplify management operations, reduce the cost of adopting Kafka, and focus on building event streaming applications.

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Episode 123October 14, 2020 | 46 min

Building an Apache Kafka Center of Excellence Within Your Organization ft. Neil Buesing

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Episode 124October 21, 2020 | 50 min

Joining Forces with Spring Boot, Apache Kafka, and Kotlin ft. Josh Long

Josh Long shares how the Spring and Kotlin teams have worked hard to make sure that Kotlin and Spring Boot are a first-class experience for all developers trying to get to production faster and safer. He also talks about the issues that arise when wrapping one set of APIs with another, as often arises in the Spring Framework: when APIs should leak, when they should not, and how not to try to be a better Kafka Streams when the original is working well enough.

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