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Episode 103June 1, 2020 | 40 min

Introducing JSON and Protobuf Support ft. David Araujo and Tushar Thole

Confluent Platform 5.5 introduces long-awaited JSON Schema and Protobuf support in Confluent Schema Registry and across other platform components.

Episode 96April 24, 2020 | 11 min

Confluent Platform 5.5 | What's New in This Release + Updates

Confluent Platform 5.5 is out! This release includes improved schema management, Schema Registry support for Protobuf and JSON, better support for languages other than Java within the sphere of librdkafka, and an upgrade to ksqlDB.

Episode 79January 22, 2020 | 14 min

Confluent Platform 5.4 | What's New in This Release + Updates

A quick summary of new features, updates, and improvements in Confluent Platform 5.4, including Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), Structured Audit Logs, Multi-Region Clusters, Confluent Control Center enhancements, Schema Validation, and the preview for Tiered Storage.This release also includes pull queries and embedded connectors in preview as part of KSQL.

Episode 45July 31, 2019 | 13 min

Confluent Platform 5.3 | What's New in This Release

A quick summary of the most important features in Confluent Platform 5.3. We discuss improved Kubernetes and Ansible support, improvements to Confluent Control Center that give you better insight into the data in your cluster, and an important new set of security features—Role-Based Access Control—aimed at making complex deployments more secure.

Episode 37June 18, 2019 | 32 min

Deploying Confluent Platform, from Zero to Hero ft. Mitch Henderson

Mitch Henderson explains how to plan and deploy your first application running on Confluent Platform. He covers critical factors to consider, how to make decisions about deployment solutions, how to go about setting up monitoring and testing, the marks of success, and what to do after your first project launches successfully.

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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