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 Apache Kafka® is a core hub for streaming data.
This talk will provide a brief introduction to Apache Kafka and describe its 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, a framework for capturing continuous data streams, and Kafka Streams, a lightweight stream processing library.
Mitch Henderson, Sr. Technical Account Manager, Confluent
Mitch Henderson is a Sr. Technical Account Manager for Confluent. Mitch’s background is rooted in DevOps roles mostly focused on inserting new technologies into the enterprise. Before joining Confluent Mitch was a field engineer at DataStax and played **integral roles** at Thompson Reuters and CenturyLink where he built large-scale deployments, planned auditing services, and was a key player doing financial data delivery with a focus on quality, maintainability, stability and scalability.
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