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September 15, 2020 | Episode 118

Top 6 Things to Know About Apache Kafka ft. Gwen Shapira

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This year, Confluent turns six! In honor of this milestone, we are taking a very special moment to celebrate with Gwen Shapira by highlighting the top six things everyone should know about Apache Kafka®:

  1. Clients have metrics
  2. Bug fix releases/Kafka Improvement Proposals (KIPs)
  3. Idempotent producers and how they work
  4. Kafka Connect is part of Kafka and Single Message Transforms (SMTs) are worth not missing out on
  5. Cooperative rebalancing 
  6. Generating sequence numbers and how Kafka changes the way you think

Listen as Tim and Gwen talk through the importance of Kafka Connect, cooperative rebalancing protocols, and the promise (and warning) that your data architecture will never be the same. As Gwen puts it, “Kafka gives you the options, but it's up to you how you use it.”

Continue Listening

Episode 1June 20, 2018 | 22 min

Ask Confluent #1: Kubernetes, Confluent Operator, Kafka and KSQL

Tim Berglund and Gwen Shapira discuss Kubernetes, Confluent Operator, Kafka, KSQL and more.

Episode 2July 2, 2018 | 24 min

Ask Confluent #2: Consumers, Culture and Support

Gwen Shapira answers your questions and interviews Sam Hecht (Head of Support, Confluent).

Episode 3July 20, 2018 | 22 min

Ask Confluent #3: Kafka Upgrades, Cloud APIs and Data Durability

Tim Berglund and Gwen Shapira answer your questions and have a discussion with Koelli Mungee (Customer Operations Lead, Confluent).

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