What we're about
Apache Kafka (http://kafka.apache.org/) and Amazon Kinesis (http://aws.amazon.com/kinesis/) are more than just message queues — they can serve as a unified log which you can put at the heart of your business, effectively creating a "digital nervous system" which your company's applications and processes can be re-structured around.
This is a group for anyone in London and the South-East who is experimenting with Kafka, Kinesis or associated stream processing frameworks like Samza or Storm. If you have read Jay Kreps’ unified log monograph (https://github.com/snowplow/snowplow) and want to learn how to put these unified log concepts into action, then this is the meetup for you.
Practical and theoretical talks will show how event streams inside a unified log are an incredibly powerful primitive for building rich event-centric applications, unbundling local transactional silos and creating a single version of truth for a company.