May 20, 2020 | Episode 101

Connecting Snowflake and Apache Kafka ft. Isaac Kunen

  • Notes

Isaac Kunen (Senior Product Manager, Snowflake) and Tim Berglund (Senior Director of Developer Advocacy, Confluent) practice social distancing by meeting up in the virtual studio to discuss all things Apache Kafka® and Kafka Connect at Snowflake. 

Isaac shares what Snowflake is, what it accomplishes, and his experience with developing connectors. The pair discuss the Snowflake Kafka Connector and some of the unique challenges and adaptations it has had to undergo, as well as the interesting history behind the connector. 

In addition, Isaac talks about how they’re taking on event streaming at Snowflake by implementing the Kafka connector and what he hopes to see in the future with Kafka releases. 

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Episode 102May 27, 2020 | 42 min

Scaling Apache Kafka in Retail with Microservices ft. Matt Simpson from Boden

Matt Simpson shares about how Kafka has helped Boden digitize their business, transitioning from catalogs to online sales, tracking stock, and identifying buying patterns. Matt also shares about what he's learned through using Kafka as well as the challenges of being a product master. And lastly, what is Matt excited for for the future of Boden? Find out in this episode!

Episode 103June 1, 2020 | 40 min

Introducing JSON and Protobuf Support ft. David Araujo and Tushar Thole

Confluent Platform 5.5 introduces long-awaited JSON Schema and Protobuf support in Confluent Schema Registry and across other platform components.

Episode 104June 8, 2020 | 51 min

Exploring Event Streaming Use Cases with µKanren ft. Tim Baldridge

Tim Baldridge joins us on Streaming Audio to talk about event streaming, stream processing use cases, and µKanren.

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