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Streaming Audio: a Confluent podcast about Apache Kafka

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Streaming Audio is a podcast from Confluent, the team that built Apache Kafka®. Host Tim Berglund (Senior Director of Developer Experience, Confluent) and guests unpack a variety of topics surrounding the Apache Kafka and Confluent ecosystems. The show also features the segment "Ask Confluent," in which Gwen Shapira (Software Engineer, Confluent) and guests respond to a handful of questions and comments from Twitter, YouTube and elsewhere. Apache®, Apache Kafka, Kafka and the flame logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of the Apache Software Foundation in the United States and/or other countries. No endorsement by The Apache Software Foundation is implied by the use of these marks.

Streaming Audio is a podcast from Confluent, the team that built Apache Kafka®. Host Tim Berglund (Senior Director of Developer Experience, Confluent) and guests unpack a variety of topics surrounding the Apache Kafka and Confluent ecosystems. The show also features the segment "Ask Confluent," in which Gwen Shapira (Software Engineer, Confluent) and guests respond to a handful of questions and comments from Twitter, YouTube and elsewhere. Apache®, Apache Kafka, Kafka and the flame logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of the Apache Software Foundation in the United States and/or other countries. No endorsement by The Apache Software Foundation is implied by the use of these marks.

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United States

Description:

Streaming Audio is a podcast from Confluent, the team that built Apache Kafka®. Host Tim Berglund (Senior Director of Developer Experience, Confluent) and guests unpack a variety of topics surrounding the Apache Kafka and Confluent ecosystems. The show also features the segment "Ask Confluent," in which Gwen Shapira (Software Engineer, Confluent) and guests respond to a handful of questions and comments from Twitter, YouTube and elsewhere. Apache®, Apache Kafka, Kafka and the flame logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of the Apache Software Foundation in the United States and/or other countries. No endorsement by The Apache Software Foundation is implied by the use of these marks.

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English


Episodes

Towards Successful Apache Kafka Implementations ft. Jakub Korab

2/26/2020
Whether it's stream processing, real-time data analytics, to adding business value, Professional Services helps customers thrive within their chosen software or products and ultimately be successful as a digital enterprise. As a solutions architect and member of the Professional Services Team at Confluent, Jakub Korab discusses what Professional Services actually is and how it relates to customer success. It all centers around what customers want to do, and you’ll hear about trends, Kafka...

Duration:00:55:03

Knative 101: Kubernetes and Serverless Explained with Jacques Chester

2/19/2020
What is Knative and how does it simplify Kubernetes-related processes through seamless extension? Jacques Chester (Software Engineer, VMware) is publishing a book called “Knative in Action” that walks through the problems Knative is trying to solve. You don’t need to be an expert to fully understand Knative, so start getting hands on and see what you can do with it! You also don't need to be an expert on Kubernetes to read the book, but some experience with the tool can help you get it...

Duration:00:48:35

Paving a Data Highway with Kafka Connect ft. Liz Bennett

2/12/2020
The Stitch Fix team benefits from a centralized data integration platform at scale using Apache Kafka and Kafka Connect. Liz Bennett (Software Engineer, Confluent) got to play a key role building their real-time data streaming infrastructure. Liz explains how she implemented Apache Kafka® at Stitch Fix, her previous employer, where she successfully introduced Kafka first through a Kafka hackathon and then by pitching it to the management team. Her first piece of advice? Give it a cool name...

Duration:00:46:01

Distributed Systems Engineering with Apache Kafka ft. Jun Rao

2/5/2020
Jun Rao (Co-founder, Confluent) explains what relational databases and distributed databases are, how they work, and major differences between the two. He also delves into important lessons he’s learned along the way through the transition from the relational world to the distributed world. To be successful at a place like Confluent, he outlines three fundamental traits that a distributed systems engineer must possess, emphasizing the importance of curiosity and knowledge, care in code...

Duration:00:54:58

How to Write a Successful Conference Abstract | Streaming Audio Special

2/4/2020
Learn how to write an abstract for conference submissions and call for papers with tips from Tim Berglund, chair of the Kafka Summit Program Committee. Whether you're giving a talk for the very first time or you consider yourself to be an experienced speaker, these guidelines will help you craft a strong story that stands out from the others. EPISODE LINKS Join #summit-office-hours on the Confluent Community SlackSign up to speak at a meetupWatch the video version of this podcastGet 30%...

Duration:00:07:40

Streaming Call of Duty at Activision with Apache Kafka ft. Yaroslav Tkachenko

1/27/2020
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is the most played Call of Duty multiplayer of this console generation with over $1 billion in sales and almost 300 million multiplayer matches. Behind the scenes, Yaroslav Tkachenko (Software Engineer and Architect, Activision) gets to be on the team behind it all, architecting, designing, and implementing their next-generation event streaming platform, including a large-scale, near-real-time streaming data pipeline using Kafka Streams and Kafka Connect. Learn...

Duration:00:46:43

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

1/22/2020
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 LINKS Confluent Platform 5.4 Release NotesIntroducing Confluent Platform 5.4Download Confluent Platform 5.4Watch the video...

Duration:00:15:04

Making Apache Kafka Connectors for the Cloud ft. Magesh Nandakumar

1/13/2020
From previously focusing on Confluent Schema Registry to now making connectors for Confluent Cloud, Magesh Nandakumar (Software Engineer, Confluent) discusses what connectors do, how they simplify data integrations, and how they enable sophisticated customer use cases. With connectors built for Confluent Cloud on Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Microsoft Azure, and Amazon Web Services (AWS), this helps users implement Apache Kafka® within their existing systems in an easy way. There’s a lot...

Duration:00:25:19

Location Data and Geofencing with Apache Kafka ft. Guido Schmutz

1/8/2020
One way to put Apache Kafka into action is through geofencing and tracking the location data of objects, barges, and cars in real time. Guido Schmutz (Principal Consultant, Trivadis) shares about one such use case involving a German steel company and the development project he worked on for them, which he featured in a talk at Berlin Buzzwords. EPISODE LINKS Location Analytics – Real-Time Geofencing Using Kafka (Video)Location Analytics – Real-Time Geofencing Using Kafka (Slides)Join the...

Duration:00:48:20

Multi-Cloud Monitoring and Observability with the Metrics API ft. Dustin Cote

12/30/2019
The role of monitoring hosted services is evolving, but the ability to let go of the details to get what you are paying for with SaaS has always been there. Dustin Cote (Product Manager for Observability, Confluent Cloud) talks about Apache Kafka® made serverless and how beyond just the brokers, Confluent Cloud focuses on fitting into customer systems rather than building monitoring silos. When it comes to monitoring, logging, tracing, and alerting, Dustin defines what they all mean and how...

Duration:00:42:19

Apache Kafka and Apache Druid – The Perfect Pair ft. Rachel Pedreschi

12/23/2019
As the head of global field engineering and community at Imply, Rachel Pedreschi is passionate about engaging both externally with customers and internally with departments all across the board, from sales to engineering. Rachel’s involvement in the open source community focuses primarily on Apache Druid, a real-time, high-performance datastore that provides fast, sub-second analytics and complements another powerful open source project as well: Apache Kafka®. Together, Kafka and Druid...

Duration:00:50:12

Apache Kafka 2.4 – Overview of Latest Features, Updates, and KIPs

12/16/2019
Apache Kafka 2.4 includes new Kafka Core developments and improvements to Kafka Streams and Kafka Connect, including MirrorMaker 2.0, RocksDB metrics, and more. EPISODE LINKS Read about what's new in Apache Kafka 2.4Check out the Apache Kafka 2.4 release notesWatch the video version of this podcast

Duration:00:15:04

Cloud-Native Patterns with Cornelia Davis

12/16/2019
Developing cloud-based applications requires unique patterns and practices that make them suitable for modern cloud platforms. Host Tim Berglund catches up with Cornelia Davis, author of Cloud-Native Patterns and VP of Technology at Pivotal, on what cloud-native patterns are, the example code she created, her latest book, and how she wrote the book for the customers she interacts with on a daily basis. EPISODE LINKS Get 40% off Cloud Native Patterns with the code podcon19Join the Confluent...

Duration:00:53:11

Ask Confluent #16: ksqlDB Edition

12/12/2019
Vinoth Chandar has led various infrastructure projects at Uber and is one of the main drivers behind the ksqlDB project. In this episode hosted by Gwen Shapira (Engineering Manager, Cloud-Native Apache Kafka®), Vinoth and Gwen discuss what ksqlDB is, the kinds of applications that you can build with it, vulnerabilities, and various ksqlDB use cases. They also talk about what's currently the best version of Apache Kafka version for performance improvements that don’t cause breaking changes to...

Duration:00:30:11

Machine Learning with Kafka Streams, Kafka Connect, and ksqlDB ft. Kai Waehner

12/4/2019
In this episode, Kai Waehner (Senior Systems Engineer, Confluent) defines machine learning in depth, describes the architecture of his dream machine learning pipeline, shares about its relevance to Apache Kafka®, Kafka Connect, ksqlDB, and the related ecosystem, and discusses the importance of security and fraud detection. He also covers Kafka use cases, including an example of how Kafka Streams and TensorFlow provide predictive analytics for connected cars. EPISODE LINKS How to Build and...

Duration:00:38:30

Real-Time Payments with Clojure and Apache Kafka ft. Bobby Calderwood

11/27/2019
Streamlining banking technology to help smaller banks and credit unions thrive among financial giants is top of mind for Bobby Calderwood (Founder, Evident Systems), who started out in programming, transitioned to banking, and recently launched Evident Real-Time Payments. Payments leverages Confluent Cloud to help banks of all sizes transform to real-time banking services from traditionally batch-oriented, bankers’ hours operational mode. This is achieved through Apache Kafka® and the Kafka...

Duration:00:57:50

Announcing ksqlDB ft. Jay Kreps

11/20/2019
Jay Kreps (Co-creator of Apache Kafka® and CEO, Confluent) introduces ksqlDB, an event streaming database. As the successor to KSQL, ksqlDB seeks to unify the multiple systems involved in stream processing into a single, easy-to-use solution for building event streaming applications. ksqlDB offers support for running connectors in an embedded mode, in addition to support for both push and pull queries. Push queries allow you to subscribe to changing query results as new events occur, while...

Duration:00:26:57

Installing Apache Kafka with Ansible ft. Viktor Gamov and Justin Manchester

11/18/2019
“It’s one thing to get a distributed system up and running. It’s another thing to get a distributed system up and running well.” Ansible keeps your Apache Kafka® deployment, management, and installation consistent, and it enables you to implement best practices that make it easy to get started. Justin Manchester (Platform DevOps Engineer, Confluent) and Viktor Gamov (Developer Advocate, Confluent) discuss the problems that Ansible is trying to solve, enabling collaboration and optimizing all...

Duration:00:46:06

Securing the Cloud with VPC Peering ft. Daniel LaMotte

11/13/2019
Everything is moving to the cloud, which makes it increasingly important to secure your cloud infrastructure and minimize the threat of potential attackers. With a virtual private cloud (VPC)—your own private network in the cloud that you can launch your own instances into—this can be done with VPC Peering, connecting VPCs together to create a path between them to keep your data safe and accessible to you alone. Although typically performed in a single cloud provider, it is possible to do in...

Duration:00:31:56

ETL and Event Streaming Explained ft. Stewart Bryson

11/6/2019
Migrating from traditional ETL tools to an event streaming platform is a process that Stewart Bryson (CEO and founder, Red Pill Analytics), is no stranger to. In this episode, he dispels misconceptions around what “streaming ETL” means, and explains why event streaming and event-driven architectures compel us to rethink old approaches: Supporting modern, distributed event streaming platforms, and the shift of focus from on-premises to the cloud introduces new use cases that focus primarily...

Duration:00:49:42