10 March 2021
6:30 pm: Brief introductions
6:35 pm: Kafka as a Platform: the Ecosystem from the Ground Up by Robin Moffatt (Confluent)
7:15 pm: Quick 5-minute break
7:20 pm: Second talk TBC
8:00 pm: Finish
Kafka as a Platform: the Ecosystem from the Ground Up
Robin Moffatt, Confluent
Kafka has become a key data infrastructure technology, but what actually is it?
In this talk, we’ll look at the entire streaming platform provided by Apache Kafka and the Confluent community components. We’ll build up from topics, partitioning, replication, and low-level pub/sub APIs. We’ll layer on more sophisticated stream processing and integration APIs. By the time we’re done, the open-source project we thought was Big Data’s answer to message queues will have become an enterprise-grade streaming platform, all in about 30 minutes.
- Solid introduction to Kafka and its surrounding ecosystem
- Tips building systems using the appropriate Kafka APIs