January 8, 2020 | Episode 77

Location Data and Geofencing with Apache Kafka ft. Guido Schmutz

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One way to put Apache Kafka into action is through geofencing and tracking the location data of objects, barges, and cars in real time. Guido Schmutz (Principal Consultant, Trivadis) shares about one such use case involving a German steel company and the development project he worked on for them, which he featured in a talk at Berlin Buzzwords. 

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Episode 78January 13, 2020 | 25 min

Making Apache Kafka Connectors for the Cloud ft. Magesh Nandakumar

Learn about connectors, how they simplify data integrations, and how they're built for Confluent Cloud for use on major cloud providers like GCP, Azure, and AWS to help implement Apache Kafka within existing systems in an easy way.

Episode 79January 22, 2020 | 14 min

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

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.

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.

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