Streaming Audio: A Confluent Podcast about Apache Kafka

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Episode 164June 22, 2021 | 35 min

Chaos Engineering with Apache Kafka and Gremlin

The most secure clusters aren’t built on the hopes that they’ll never break. They are the clusters that are broken on purpose and with a specific goal. When organizations want to avoid systematic weaknesses, chaos engineering with Apache Kafka® is the route to go. Patrick Brennan (Principal Architect) and Tammy Butow (Principal SRE) from Gremlin discuss how they do their own chaos engineering to manage and resolve high-severity incidents across the company.

Episode 159May 20, 2021 | 42 min

Engaging Database Partials with Apache Kafka for Distributed System Consistency ft. Pat Helland

When compiling database reports using a variety of data from different systems, obtaining the right data when you need it in real time can be difficult. With cloud connectivity and distributed data pipelines, Pat Helland (Principal Architect, Salesforce) explains how to make educated partial answers when you need to use the Apache Kafka® platform. After all, you can’t get guarantees across a distance, making it critical to consider partial results.

Episode 158May 13, 2021 | 31 min

The Truth About ZooKeeper Removal and the KIP-500 Release in Apache Kafka ft. Jason Gustafson and Colin McCabe

Jason Gustafson and Colin McCabe, Apache Kafka developers, discuss all things KIP-500 adoption, the removal of ZooKeeper, and how that’s played out on the frontlines within the event streaming world. A previous episode of Streaming Audio featured both developers on the podcast before the release of Apache Kafka 2.8. Now they’re back to share how everything is working in reality.

Episode 154April 19, 2021 | 10 min

Apache Kafka 2.8 - ZooKeeper Removal Update (KIP-500) and Overview of Latest Features

Apache Kafka 2.8 is out! This release includes early access to the long-anticipated ZooKeeper removal encapsulated in KIP-500, as well as other key updates Find out what’s new in this episode of Streaming Audio.

Episode 134December 21, 2020 | 10 min

Apache Kafka 2.7 - Overview of Latest Features, Updates, and KIPs

Apache Kafka® 2.7 is here! Here are the key Kafka Improvement Proposals (KIPs) and updates in this release. Find out what’s new with the Kafka broker, producer, and consumer, and what’s new with Kafka Streams in today’s episode.

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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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