Use CCLOUD50 to get an additional $50 of free Confluent Cloud- (details)
February 1, 2021 | Episode 141

Examining Apache Kafka Performance Metrics ft. Alok Nikhil

  • Transcript
  • Notes
Coming up with an honest test built on open source tools in an easily documented, replicable environment for a distributed system like Apache Kafka® is not simple. Alok Nikhil (Cloud Native Engineer, Confluent) shares about getting Kafka in the cloud and how best to leverage Confluent Cloud for high performance and scalability. 

His blog post “Benchmarking Apache Kafka, Apache Pulsar, and RabbitMQ: Which is the Fastest?” discusses how Confluent tested Kafka’s performance on the latest cloud hardware using research-based methods to answer this question. 

Alok and Tim talk through the vendor-neutral framework OpenMessaging Benchmark used for the tests, which is Pulsar’s standardized benchmarking framework for event streaming workloads. Alok and his co-author Vinoth Chandar helped improve that framework, evaluated messaging systems in the event streaming space like RabbitMQ, and talked about improvements to those existing platforms. 

Later in this episode, Alok shares what he believes would help move Kafka forward and what he predicts to come soon, like KIP-500, the removal of ZooKeeper dependency in Kafka. 

EPISODE LINKS

Continue Listening

Episode 142February 8, 2021 | 48 min

Building a Microservices Architecture with Apache Kafka at Nationwide Building Society ft. Rob Jackson

Nationwide Building Society, a financial institution in the United Kingdom with 137 years of history and over 18,000 employees, relies on Apache Kafka for their event streaming needs. But how did this come to be? In this episode, Tim Berglund talks with Rob Jackson (Principal Architect, Nationwide) about their Kafka adoption journey as they celebrate two years in production.

Episode 143February 10, 2021 | 9 min

Confluent Platform 6.1 | What’s New in This Release + Updates

Confluent Platform 6.1 further simplifies management tasks for Apache Kafka® operators. Based on Apache Kafka 2.7, this release provides even higher availability for enterprises who are using Kafka as the central backbone for their business-critical applications.

Episode 144February 17, 2021 | 45 min

Integrating Spring Boot with Apache Kafka ft. Viktor Gamov

Spring Boot enables you to do more with less. Its features offer numerous benefits, making it easy to create standalone, production-grade Spring-based applications that you can just run. In this episode, Viktor Gamov (Developer Advocate, Confluent) joins Tim Berglund on this episode to talk all about Spring and Apache Kafka.

Got questions?

If there's something you want to know about Apache Kafka, Confluent or event streaming, please send us an email with your question and we'll hope to answer it on the next episode of Ask Confluent.

Email Us

Never miss an episode!

Be the first to get updates and new content

We will only share developer content and updates, including notifications when new content is added. We will never send you sales emails. 🙂 By subscribing, you understand we will process your personal information in accordance with our Privacy Statement.