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Tuesday, September 29 • 14:00 - 14:50
Being Ready for Apache Kafka: Today's Ecosystem and Future Roadmap - Michael Noll, Confluent

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Apache Kafka is a high-throughput distributed messaging system that has become a mission-critical infrastructure component for modern data platforms. Kafka is used across a wide range of industries by thousands of companies such as Twitter, Netflix, Cisco, PayPal, and many others. After a brief introduction to Kafka this talk will provide an update on the growth and status of the Kafka project community. Rest of the talk will focus on walking the audience through what's required to put Kafka in production. We’ll give an overview of the current ecosystem of Kafka, including: client libraries for creating your own apps; operational tools; peripheral components required for running Kafka in production and for integration with other systems like Hadoop. We will cover the upcoming project roadmap, which adds key features to make Kafka even more convenient to use and more robust in production.

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Michael Noll

Developer Evangelist, Confluent
Michael Noll is the developer evangelist of Confluent, i.e. the US startup founded in 2014 by the creators of Apache Kafka who developed Kafka while at LinkedIn. Previously Michael was the technical lead of the Big Data platform of .COM/.NET DNS operator Verisign, where he grew the Hadoop, Kafka, and Storm based infrastructure from zero to PetaByte-sized production clusters spanning multiple data centers – one of the largest Big Data... Read More →


Tuesday September 29, 2015 14:00 - 14:50
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