Listen to Tim Berglund and guests unpack a variety of topics surrounding Apache Kafka®, Confluent, real-time data streaming, and the cloud.
When building solutions for customers in Microsoft Azure, it is not uncommon to come across customers who are deeply entrenched in the Kafka ecosystem and want to continue expanding within it. Thus, figuring out how to connect Azure first-party services to this ecosystem is of the utmost importance. Ryan CrawCour (Engineer, Microsoft) explains how you can use a connector to feed events from your Kafka infrastructure into Azure Cosmos DB, as well as how to get changes from your database system back into their Kafka topics.
Isaac Kunen discusses the Snowflake Kafka Connector and some of the unique challenges and adaptations it has had to undergo, as well as the interesting history behind the connector. In addition, he shares how Snowflake is taking on event streaming by implementing the Kafka connector and what he hopes to see in the future with Kafka releases.
Liz Bennett explains how she implemented Apache Kafka® at Stitch Fix, her previous employer, where she successfully introduced Kafka first through a Kafka hackathon and then by pitching it to the management team.
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.
Tim Berglund invites Hans-Peter Grahsl to share about his involvement in the Apache Kafka® project, spanning from several conference contributions all the way to his open source community sink connector for MongoDB, now part of the official MongoDB Kafka connector code base.
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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