Listen to Tim Berglund, Gwen Shapira, and guests unpack a variety of topics surrounding Apache Kafka®, Confluent, real-time data streaming, and the cloud.
It’s the first work-from-home episode of Ask Confluent, where Gwen Shapira (Core Kafka Engineering Leader, Confluent) virtually sits down with Apache Kafka® expert Anna McDonald (Staff Technical Account Manager, Confluent) to answer questions from Twitter.
Ask Confluent is back! Gwen and Tim talk through how to submit a proposal and get accepted to conferences, the secret for a long marriage, REST Proxy, and how Kafka relates to Splunk. For those who have just started integrating Kafka, Tim and Gwen provide pointers about how to go about understanding it.
Vinoth Chandar and Gwen Shapira discuss what ksqlDB is, the kinds of applications that you can build with it, vulnerabilities, and various ksqlDB use cases. They also talk about what's currently the best version of Apache Kafka version for performance improvements that don’t cause breaking changes to existing Kafka configuration and functionality.
Gwen Shapira answers your questions on creating tables in nested JSON topics, how to balance ordering, latency and reliability, building event-based systems, and how to navigate the tricky endOffsets API. She also discusses the hardships of fencing zombie requests, talks given at previous Kafka Summits, and an important question from Ask Confluent #3.
Is Apache Kafka® actually a database? Can you install Confluent Control Center on Google Cloud Platform (GCP)? All this, plus some tips from Dan Norwood, the first user of Kafka Streams.
Tim Berglund is a teacher, author, and technology leader with Confluent, where he serves as the senior director of developer advocacy. He can frequently be found at speaking at conferences in the U.S. and all over the world. Tim is the co-presenter of various O'Reilly training videos on topics ranging from Git to distributed systems, and he is the author of "Gradle Beyond the Basics." He lives in Littleton, CO, U.S., with the wife of his youth.
Gwen Shapira is an engineering leader at Confluent. She has over 15 years of experience working with code and customers to build scalable data architectures, integrating relational and big data technologies. Gwen is the author of "Kafka: The Definitive Guide" and "Hadoop Application Architectures." Gwen is a frequent presenter at industry conferences, a PMC member on the Apache Kafka project, and a committer on Apache Sqoop™. When Gwen isn't building data pipelines or thinking up new features, you can find her pedaling on her bike exploring the roads and trails of California, and beyond.
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