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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 Apache Kafka, event stream processing and real-time data. The show also features the segment "Ask Confluent," in which Gwen Shapira (Engineering Manager, Confluent) and guests respond to a handful of questions and comments about the Confluent and Kafka ecosystems—from Kafka connectors, to distributed systems, data integration, Kafka deployment, and managed Apache Kafka as a service—on Twitter, YouTube, and elsewhere. Apache®️, Apache Kafka, Kafka, and the Kafka 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 Apache Kafka, event stream processing and real-time data. The show also features the segment "Ask Confluent," in which Gwen Shapira (Engineering Manager, Confluent) and guests respond to a handful of questions and comments about the Confluent and Kafka ecosystems—from Kafka connectors, to distributed systems, data integration, Kafka deployment, and managed Apache Kafka as a service—on Twitter, YouTube, and elsewhere. Apache®️, Apache Kafka, Kafka, and the Kafka 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.

Location:

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 Apache Kafka, event stream processing and real-time data. The show also features the segment "Ask Confluent," in which Gwen Shapira (Engineering Manager, Confluent) and guests respond to a handful of questions and comments about the Confluent and Kafka ecosystems—from Kafka connectors, to distributed systems, data integration, Kafka deployment, and managed Apache Kafka as a service—on Twitter, YouTube, and elsewhere. Apache®️, Apache Kafka, Kafka, and the Kafka 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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Change Data Capture and Kafka Connect on Microsoft Azure ft. Abhishek Gupta

1/11/2021
What’s it like being a Microsoft Azure Cloud advocate working with Apache Kafka® and change data capture (CDC) solutions? Abhishek Gupta would know! At Microsoft, Abhishek focuses his time on Kafka, Databases, Kubernetes, and open source projects. His experience in a wide variety of roles ranging from engineering, consulting, and product management for developer-focused products has positioned him well for developer advocacy, where he is now. Switching gears, Abhishek proceeds to break down...

Duration:00:43:04

Event Streaming Trends and Predictions for 2021 ft. Gwen Shapira, Ben Stopford, and Michael Noll

1/6/2021
Coming out of a whirlwind year for the event streaming world, Tim Berglund sits down with Gwen Shapira (Engineering Leader, Confluent), Ben Stopford (Senior Director, Office of the CTO, Confluent), and Michael Noll (Principal Technologist, Office of the CTO, Confluent) to take a guess at what 2021 will bring. The experts share what they believe will happen for analytics, frameworks, multi-cloud services, stream processing, and other topics important to the event streaming space. These...

Duration:00:44:34

How to Become a Certified Apache Kafka Expert ft. Niamh O’Byrne and Barry Ballard

12/28/2020
It’s one thing to know how to use Apache Kafka® and another to prove it to the world that you know. Niamh O’Byrne (Certification Manager, Confluent) and Barry Ballard (Senior Technical Trainer, Confluent) discuss Confluent’s Certification program, including sample test questions, bootcamp, exam details, Kafka training, and getting the necessary practical hands-on experience. It’s no secret that the entire world of work has changed, and now we expect to communicate across a vast number of...

Duration:00:43:36

Mastering DevOps with Apache Kafka, Kubernetes, and Confluent Cloud ft. Rick Spurgeon and Allison Walther

12/22/2020
How do you use Apache Kafka®, Confluent Platform, and Confluent Cloud for DevOps? Integration Architects Rick Spurgeon and Allison Walther share how, including a custom tool they’ve developed for this very purpose. First, Rick and Allison share their perspective of what it means to be a DevOps engineer. Mixing development and operations skills to deploy, manage, monitor, audit, and maintain distributed systems. DevOps is multifaceted and can be compared to glue, in which you’re stitching...

Duration:00:46:18

Apache Kafka 2.7 - Overview of Latest Features, Updates, and KIPs

12/21/2020
Apache Kafka® 2.7 is here! Here are the key Kafka Improvement Proposals (KIPs) and updates in this release, presented by Tim Berglund. KIP-497 adds a new inter-broker API to alter in-sync replicas (ISRs). Every partition leader maintains the ISR list or the list of ISRs. KIP-497 is also related to the removal of ZooKeeper. KIP-599 has to do with throttling the rate of creating topics, deleting topics, and creating partitions. This KIP will add a new feature called the controller mutation...

Duration:00:10:59

Choreographing the Saga Pattern in Microservices ft. Chris Richardson

12/16/2020
Chris Richardson, creator of the original Cloud Foundry, maintainer of microservices.io and author of “Microservices Patterns,” discovered cloud computing in 2006 during an Amazon talk about APIs for provisioning servers. At this time, you could provision 20 servers and pay 10 cents per hour. This blew his mind and led him in 2008 to create the original Cloud Foundry, a PaaS for deploying Java applications on EC2. One of the original Cloud Foundry’s earliest success stories was a digital...

Duration:00:47:49

Apache Kafka and Porsche: Fast Cars and Fast Data ft. Sridhar Mamella

12/7/2020
We have all heard of Porsche, but did you know that Porsche utilizes event streaming with Apache Kafka®? Today, Sridhar Mamella (Platform Manager, Data Streaming Platforms, Porsche) discusses how Kafka’s event streaming technology powers Porsche through Streamzilla. With the modern Porsche car having 150–200 sensors, Sridhar dives into what Streamzilla is and how it functions with Kafka on premises and in the cloud. He reveals how the first months of event streaming in production went,...

Duration:00:42:59

Tales from the Frontline of Apache Kafka DevOps ft. Jason Bell

12/2/2020
Jason Bell (Apache Kafka® DevOps Engineer, digitalis.io, and Author of “Machine Learning: Hands-On for Developers and Technical Professionals” ) delves into his 32-year journey as a DevOps engineer and how he discovered Apache Kafka. He began his voyage in hardware technology before switching over to software development. From there, he got involved in event streaming in the early 2000s where his love for Kafka started. His first Kafka project involved monitoring Kafka clusters for flight...

Duration:01:00:25

Multi-Tenancy in Apache Kafka ft. Anna Pozvner

11/23/2020
Multi-tenancy has been quite the topic within the Apache Kafka® community. Anna Povzner, an engineer on the Confluent team, spends most of her time working on multi-tenancy in Kafka in Confluent Cloud. Anna kicks off the conversation with Tim Berglund (Senior Director of Developer Experience, Confluent) by explaining what multi-tenancy is, why it is worthy to be desired, and advantages over single-tenant architecture. By putting more applications and use cases on the same Kafka cluster...

Duration:00:44:19

Distributed Systems Engineering with Apache Kafka ft. Roger Hoover

11/18/2020
Roger Hoover, one of the first engineers to work on Confluent Cloud, joins Tim Berglund (Senior Director of Developer Experience, Confluent) to chat about the evolution of Confluent Cloud, all the stages that it’s been through, and the lessons he’s learned on the way. He talks through the days before Confluent Platform was created, and how he contributed to Apache Kafka® to run it on OpenStack (the feature used to separate advertised hostnames from the internal hostnames). The Confluent...

Duration:00:50:24

Why Kafka Streams Does Not Use Watermarks ft. Matthias J. Sax

11/12/2020
Do you ever feel like you’re short on time? Well, good news! Confluent Software Engineer Matthias J. Sax is back to discuss how event streaming has changed the game, making time management more simple yet efficient. Matthias explains what watermarking is, the reasons behind why Kafka Streams doesn’t use them, and an alternative approach to watermarking informally called the “slack time approach.” Later, Matthias discusses how you can compare “stream time,” which is the maximum timestamp...

Duration:00:52:20

Distributed Systems Engineering with Apache Kafka ft. Apurva Mehta

11/2/2020
What's it like being a distributed systems engineer? Apurva Mehta (Engineering Leader, Confluent) explains what attracted him to Apache Kafka®, the challenges and uniqueness of distributed systems, and how to excel in this industry. He dives into the complex math behind the temporal logic of actions (TLA) and shares about his experiences working at Yahoo and Linkedin, which have prepared him to be where he is today. Apurva also shares what he looks for when hiring someone to join his team....

Duration:00:49:15

Most Terrifying Apache Kafka JIRAs of 2020 ft. Anna McDonald

10/28/2020
It’s Halloween again, which means Anna McDonald (Staff Technical Account Manager, Confluent) is back for another spooktacular episode of Streaming Audio. In this episode, Anna shares six of the most spine-chilling, hair-raising Apache Kafka® JIRAs from the past year. Her job is to help hunt down problems like these and dig up skeletons like: Early death causes epoch time travelAttack of the clonesMissing snapshot file leads to madnessShrink inWriteLock time to avoid maiming cluster...

Duration:00:51:59

Ask Confluent #18: The Toughest Questions ft. Anna McDonald

10/21/2020
It’s the first work-from-home episode of Ask Confluent, where Gwen Shapira (Core Kafka Engineering Leader, Confluent) virtually sits down with Apache Kafka® expert Anna McDonald (Staff Technical Account Manager, Confluent) to answer questions from Twitter. Find out Anna’s favorite Kafka Improvement Proposal (KIP), which will start to use racially neutral terms in the Kafka community and in our code base, as well as answers to the following questions: They also answer how to determine...

Duration:00:33:46

Joining Forces with Spring Boot, Apache Kafka, and Kotlin ft. Josh Long

10/21/2020
Wouldn’t it be awesome if there was a language as elegant as Spring Boot is as a framework? In this episode of Streaming Audio, Tim Berglund talks with Josh Long, Spring developer advocate at VMware about Kotlin, about the productivity-focused language from our friends at JetBrains, and how it works with Spring Boot to make the experience leaner, cleaner, and easy to use. Josh shares how the Spring and Kotlin teams have worked hard to make sure that Kotlin and Spring Boot are a first-class...

Duration:00:50:40

Building an Apache Kafka Center of Excellence Within Your Organization ft. Neil Buesing

10/14/2020
Neil Buesing, an Apache Kafka® community stalwart at Object Partners, spends his days building things out of Kafka and helping others do the same. Today, he discusses the concept of a CoE (center of excellence), and how a CoE is integral to attain and sustain world-class performance, business value, and success in a business. Neil talks us through how to make a CoE successful, the importance of event streaming, how to better understand streaming technologies, and how to best utilize CoE for...

Duration:00:46:21

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

10/7/2020
Ever wonder what it's like to intern at a place like Confluent? How about working with Kafka Streams and creating your own KIP? Well, that's exactly what we discuss on today's episode with Leah Thomas. Leah Thomas, who first interned as a recruiter for Confluent, quickly realized that she was enamored with the problem solving the engineering team was doing, especially with Kafka Streams. The next time she joined Confluent's intern program, she worked on the Streams team and helped bring...

Duration:00:46:15

Confluent Platform 6.0 | What's New in This Release + Updates

10/1/2020
The feature-rich 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. These features enhance the platform with greater elasticity, improved cost effectiveness, infinite data retention, and global availability so that you can simplify management operations, reduce the cost of adopting Kafka, and focus on building event streaming applications. EPISODE LINKS Confluent...

Duration:00:14:11

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

9/30/2020
Bobby Calderwood (Founder, Evident Systems) discusses event streaming, event modeling, and event-driven architecture. He describes the emerging visual language and process, how to effectively understand and teach what events are, and some of Bobby's own use cases in the field with oNote, Evident System’s new SaaS platform for event modeling. Finally, Bobby emphasizes the power of empowering and informing the community on how best to integrate event streaming with the outside world. EPISODE...

Duration:00:56:41

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

9/21/2020
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...

Duration:00:49:12