Streaming Audio: A Confluent Podcast about Apache Kafka

Listen to Tim Berglund and guests unpack a variety of topics surrounding Apache Kafka®, Confluent, real-time data streaming, and the cloud.

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Episode 162June 10, 2021 | 9 min

Confluent Platform 6.2 | What’s New in This Release + Updates

Based on Apache Kafka® 2.8, Confluent Platform 6.2 introduces Health+, which offers intelligent alerting, cloud-based monitoring tools, and accelerated support so that you can get notified of potential issues before they manifest as critical problems that lead to downtime and business disruption.

Episode 151April 7, 2021 | 24 min

Resurrecting In-Sync Replicas with Automatic Observer Promotion ft. Anna McDonald

As most developers and architects know, data always needs to be accessible no matter what happens outside of the system. This week, Tim Berglund virtually sits down with Anna McDonald (Principal Customer Success Technical Architect, Confluent) to discuss how Automatic Observer Promotion (AOP) can help solve the Apache Kafka 2.5 datacenter dilemma, a feature now available in Confluent Platform 6.1 and above.

Episode 143February 10, 2021 | 9 min

Confluent Platform 6.1 | What’s New in This Release + Updates

Confluent Platform 6.1 further simplifies management tasks for Apache Kafka® operators. Based on Apache Kafka 2.7, this release provides even higher availability for enterprises who are using Kafka as the central backbone for their business-critical applications.

Episode 121October 1, 2020 | 14 min

Confluent Platform 6.0 | What's New in This Release + Updates

The release of Confluent Platform 6.0, based on Apache Kafka 2.6, introduces Tiered Storage, Self-Balancing Clusters, ksqlDB 0.10, Admin REST APIs, and Cluster Linking in preview.

Episode 115August 17, 2020 | 43 min

Disaster Recovery with Multi-Region Clusters in Confluent Platform ft. Anna McDonald and Mitch Henderson

Multi-Region Clusters improve high availability in Apache Kafka® and ensure cluster replication across multiple zones. In this episode, Anna McDonald and Mitch Henderson share common challenges that users often run into with Multi-Region Clusters, what causes them, and what to keep in mind when considering replication.

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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.

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