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Streaming Audio: A Confluent Podcast about Apache Kafka

Join Kris Jenkins and guests from the community as they discuss the latest Apache Kafka® news, use cases, and trends spanning the topics of data streaming, microservices, modern IT architectures, and the cloud.

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Episode 157May 4, 2021 | 27 min

Resilient Edge Infrastructure for IoT Using Apache Kafka ft. Kai Waehner

What is the internet of things (IoT), and how does it relate to event streaming and Apache Kafka? In this episode, Kai Waehner, field CTO and global technology advisor at Confluent, discusses the intersection of edge data infrastructure, IoT, and cloud services for Kafka. He also details how businesses get into the sticky situation of not accounting for solutions when data is running dangerously close to the edge.

Episode 146March 3, 2021 | 33 min

Gamified Fitness at Synthesis Software Technologies Using Apache Kafka and IoT

Synthesis Software Technologies, a Confluent partner, is migrating an existing behavioral IoT framework into Kafka to streamline and normalize vendor information. Nick Walker (Principle of Streaming) and Yoni Lew (DevOps Developer) of Synthesis discuss how they use Apache Kafka with the existing behavioral data that they collect.

Episode 97April 29, 2020 | 40 min

IoT Integration and Real-Time Data Correlation with Kafka Connect and Kafka Streams ft. Kai Waehner

There are two primary industries within the Internet of Things (IoT): industrial IoT (IIoT) and consumer IoT (CIoT), both of which can benefit from the Kafka ecosystem, including Kafka Streams and Kafka Connect.. Kai Waehner shares example use cases where he’s seen IoT integration in action, specifically focusing on Walmart and its real-time customer integration using the Walmart app.

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Kris Jenkins is a senior developer advocate for Confluent, a veteran contractor, and former CTO and co-founder of a gold-trading business. He's especially interested in software design, functional programming, real-time systems, and electronic music.

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