Kafka as a Platform: the Ecosystem from the Ground Up - Voxxed Days Singapore 2019

Published on: Saturday, 29 June 2019

Speaker: Tim Berglund (Confluent)

Tim is a teacher, author, and technology leader with Confluent (the company behind Apache Kafka). He serves there as the Senior Director of Developer Experience. He can frequently be found at speaking at conferences in the United States and all over the world.

Tim is the Author of Gradle beyond the basics. He blogs occasionally and is the co-host of the devrelrad.io podcast. lives in Colorado, USA with the wife of his youth and their youngest child, the other two having mostly grown up.

Kafka as a Platform: the Ecosystem from the Ground Up

Kafka has become a key data infrastructure technology, and we all have at least a vague sense that it is a messaging system, but what else is it? How can an overgrown message bus be getting this much buzz? Well, because Kafka is merely the center of a rich streaming data platform that invites detailed exploration.

In this talk, we’ll look at the entire streaming platform provided by Apache Kafka and the Confluent community components. Starting with a lonely key-value pair, we’ll build up topics, partitioning, replication, and low-level Producer and Consumer APIs. We’ll group consumers into elastically scalable, fault-tolerant application clusters, then layer on more sophisticated stream processing APIs like Kafka Streams and KSQL. We’ll help teams collaborate around data formats with schema management. We’ll integrate with legacy systems without writing custom code. 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.

Event Site: https://voxxeddays.com/singapore/