Past Meetup

Building real-time Kafka pipelines and Kafka security

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Petračićeva ul. 6 · Zagreb

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Join us for an Apache Kafka meetup on February 13th from 6:00pm. The address, agenda and speaker information can be found below. See you there!



6:00pm: Doors open
6:00pm - 6:30pm: Drinks and Networking
6:30pm - 7:15pm: How to use Apache Kafka to transform a batch pipeline into a real-time one?
7:15pm - 7:30pm: Short break
7:30pm - 8:15pm: Kafka Security 101 and Real-World Tips
8:15pm - 9:00pm - Additional Q&A, Snacks, Drinks and Networking


Stephane Maarek, CEO DataCumulus, Kafka Udemy Instructor

Stephane Maarek is a Kafka addict who loves to teach online on the Udemy platform. He is also a Kafka Summit Program Committee member, and he created DataCumulus to assist his clients with their Kafka and AWS challenges. Stephane also writes on Medium, has a lot of open source project to check out on GitHub, and of course his 7 Apache Kafka Series courses on Udemy.

Title of the Talk:
How to use Apache Kafka to transform a batch pipeline into a real-time one?

Apache Kafka has real-time capability and everyone knows that! The real challenge facing engineers comes from re-designing the existing data pipelines from batch to real-time. In this talk, we will do a case study on how to build an end-to-end real-time data pipeline by building four micro-services on top of Apache Kafka. It will give you insights into the Kafka Producer API, Avro and the Confluent Schema Registry, the Kafka Streams High-Level DSL, and Kafka Connect Sinks.

Duration: 45m


Speaker: Stephane Maarek

Title of the Talk:
Kafka Security 101 and Real-World Tips

Security in Kafka is a cornerstone of true enterprise production-ready deployment: It enables companies to control access to the cluster and limit risks in data corruption and unwanted operations. Understanding how to use security in Kafka and exploiting its capabilities can be complex, especially as the documentation that is available is aimed at people with substantial existing knowledge on the matter. This talk will be delivered in a “hero journey” fashion, tracing the experience of an engineer with basic understanding of Kafka who is tasked with securing a Kafka cluster. Along the way, I will illustrate the benefits and implications of various mechanisms and provide some real-world tips on how users can simplify security management.

Duration: 45 min


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