July 15, 2020 | Episode 109

Fault Tolerance and High Availability in Kafka Streams and ksqlDB ft. Matthias J. Sax

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Apache Kafka® Committer and PMC member Matthias J. Sax explains fault tolerance, high-availability stream processing, and how it’s done in Kafka Streams. He discusses the differences between changelogging vs. checkpointing and the complexities checkpointing introduces. From there, Matthias explains what hot standbys are and how they are used in Kafka Streams, why Kafka Streams doesn’t do watermarking, and finally, why Kafka Streams is a library and not infrastructure. 

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Episode 110July 20, 2020 | 41 min

Modernizing Inventory Management Technology ft. Sina Sojoodi and Rohit Kelapure

Inventory management systems are crucial for reducing real-time inventory data drift, improving customer experience, and minimizing out-of-stock events. Kafka provides seamless inventory tracking at scale, saving billions of dollars in the supply chain, making modernized data architectures more important to retailers now more than ever. In this episode, we’ll discuss how Kafka enables stateful event streaming on a cloud-native platform for application and architecture modernization, leveraging Spring Boot, Kafka Streams, and Apache Cassandra.

Episode 111July 27, 2020 | 54 min

How to Measure the Business Value of Confluent Cloud ft. Lyndon Hedderly

Learn about the five different parts to a business value framework: (1) baseline, (2) target state, (3) quantified benefits, (4) unquantified benefits, and (5) proof points; cost effectiveness with Confluent Cloud; how to measure ROI vs. TCO; and a retail example from a customer that details their implementation of an event streaming platform.

Episode 112August 3, 2020 | 39 min

Testing ksqlDB Applications ft. Viktor Gamov

Viktor Gamov (Developer Advocate, Confluent) returns to Streaming Audio to explain the magic of ksqlDB, ideal testing environments for ksqlDB, and the ksqlDB test runner. He also talks about the future of ksqlDB, the future of integration testing, and his favorite new feature among recent upgrades.

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