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September 21, 2020 | Episode 119

Using Apache Kafka as the Event-Driven System for 1,500 Microservices at Wix ft. Natan Silnitsky

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Did you know that a team of 900 developers at Wix is using Apache Kafka® to maintain 1,500 microservices? Tim Berglund sits down with Natan Silnitsky (Backend Infrastructure Engineer, Wix) to talk all about how Wix benefits from using an event streaming platform. 

Wix (the website that’s made for building websites) is designing a platform that gives people the freedom to create, manage, and develop their web presence exactly the way they want as they look to move from synchronous to asynchronous messaging. 

In this episode, Natan and Tim talk through some of the vital lessons learned at Wix through their use of Kafka, including common infrastructure, at-least-once processing, message queuing, and monitoring. Finally, Natan gives Tim a brief overview of the open source project Greyhound and how it's being used at Wix. 

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Episode 120September 30, 2020 | 56 min

Using Event Modeling to Architect Event-Driven Information Systems ft. Bobby Calderwood

Bobby Calderwood, the founder of Evident Systems, discusses event streaming, event modeling, and event-driven architecture.

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 122October 7, 2020 | 46 min

Creating Your Own Kafka Improvement Proposal (KIP) as a Confluent Intern ft. Leah Thomas

Ever wonder what it's like to intern at a place like Confluent? Well, that's exactly what we discuss on today's episode with Leah Thomas.

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