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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 91March 30, 2020 | 33 min

Cloud Marketplace Considerations with Dan Rosanova

Coming from decades of experience in messaging, Dan Rosanova discusses the pros and cons of cloud event streaming services on GCP, Azure, and Confluent Cloud. He also compares major stream processing and messaging services: Cloud Pub/Sub vs. Azure vs. Confluent Cloud, and outlines major differences among them.

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 76December 30, 2019 | 42 min

Multi-Cloud Monitoring and Observability with the Metrics API ft. Dustin Cote

Dustin Cote (Product Manager for Observability, Confluent Cloud) talks about Apache Kafka® made serverless and how beyond just the brokers, Confluent Cloud focuses on fitting into customer systems rather than building monitoring silos.

Episode 73December 16, 2019 | 53 min

Cloud-Native Patterns with Cornelia Davis

Host Tim Berglund catches up with Cornelia Davis, author of Cloud-Native Patterns and VP of Technology at Pivotal, on what cloud-native patterns are, the example code she created, her latest book, and how she wrote the book for the customers she interacts with on a daily basis.

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Meet your hosts

Tim Berglund

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

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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