Is Apache Kafka and IBM Event Streams Right for Your Event-Streaming Needs?

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IBM Cloud Garage / Galvanize

303 Spring Steet · New York, ny

How to find us

Walk to back of Cafe and check in. The session will be on the 2nd floor.

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The amount of data the world produces is growing exponentially every year and many companies are realizing the potential of harnessing this data. A lot of this is generated in the form of a never ending stream of events, with publishers creating the events and subscribers consuming them in many different ways.

This is where Apache Kafka comes in; Kafka isn't just a messaging system - it's an event streaming platform which is becoming the de-facto technology for any event streaming application. IBM Event Streams is a fully supported Apache Kafka with value add capabilities.

This session will cover the fundamental concepts used in Apache Kafka and introduce the additional capabilities that make IBM Event Streams a great choice for any customer looking to introduce event-streaming into their architecture.


- 6:30-7pm - Doors Open for Networking & Food
- 7-8pm - Presentation
- 8-830pm - Q&A + Networking
- 830pm - Venue closes

About the Presenter

Katherine Stanley is a Software Engineer in the IBM Event Streams team based in the UK. Through her work on IBM Event Streams she has gained experience running Apache Kafka on Kubernetes and running enterprise Kafka applications. In her previous role she specialised in cloud native Java applications and microservices architectures. Katherine has co-authored an IBM Redbook on Java microservices and has contributed to the open source microservice project Game On. She enjoys sharing her experiences and has presented at conferences around the world, including DevoxxUK in London, the Kafka Summit in New York, JavaLand in Germany and JFokus in Sweden.