Jay Kreps: Stream Processing using Apache Kafka

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101 N. Wacker Dr. · Chicago, IL

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Come and see a presentation by Jay Kreps, co-founder and CEO of Confluent and author of Apache Kafka.

Modern businesses have data at their core, and this data is changing continuously. How can we harness this torrent of continuously changing data in real time? The answer is stream processing, and one system that has become a core hub for streaming data is Apache Kafka.

This presentation will give a brief introduction to Apache Kafka and describe it's usage as a platform for streaming data. It will explain how Kafka serves as a foundation for both streaming data pipelines and applications that consume and process real-time data streams. It will introduce some of the newer components of Kafka that help make this possible, including Kafka Connect, framework for capturing continuous data streams, and Kafka Streams, a lightweight stream processing library. Finally it will describe the lessons learned by companies like LinkedIn building massive streaming data architectures.

Mix and mingle with other software engineers and big data enthusiasts in Conversant's Chicago offices. Food and beverages provided by Cloudera.

Free Kafka T-Shirt for first 100 attendees! (courtesy of Confluent)

Jay Kreps is the CEO of Confluent, Inc., a company backing the popular Apache Kafka messaging system. Prior to founding Confluent, he was formerly the lead architect for data infrastructure at LinkedIn. He is among the original authors of several open source projects including Project Voldemort (a key-value store). Apache Kafka (a distributed messaging system) and Apache Samza (a stream processing system).