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Streaming Audio: Apache Kafka® & Real-Time Data
Streaming Audio: Apache Kafka® & Real-Time Data
Confluent, founded by the original creators of Apache Kafka®

Streaming Audio features all things Apache Kafka®, Confluent, real-time data, and the cloud. We cover frequently asked questions, best practices, and use... more

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Apache Kafka 3.5 - Kafka Core, Connect, Streams, & Client Updates

Apache Kafka® 3.5 is here with the capability of previewing migrations between ZooKeeper clusters to KRaft mode. Follow along as... more

15 Jun 2023 · 11 minutes
A Special Announcement from Streaming Audio

After recording 64 episodes and featuring 58 amazing guests, the Streaming Audio podcast series has amassed over 130,000 plays on... more

13 Apr 2023 · 1 minute
How to use Data Contracts for Long-Term Schema Management

Have you ever struggled with managing data long term, especially as the schema changes over time? In order to manage... more

21 Mar 2023 · 57 minutes
How to use Python with Apache Kafka

Can you use Apache Kafka® and Python together? What’s the current state of Python support? And what are the best... more

14 Mar 2023 · 31 minutes
Next-Gen Data Modeling, Integrity, and Governance with YODA

In this episode, Kris interviews Doron Porat, Director of Infrastructure at Yotpo, and Liran Yogev, Director of Engineering at ZipRecruiter... more

07 Mar 2023 · 55 minutes
Migrate Your Kafka Cluster with Minimal Downtime

Migrating Apache Kafka® clusters can be challenging, especially when moving large amounts of data while minimizing downtime. Michael Dunn (Solutions... more

01 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Real-Time Data Transformation and Analytics with dbt Labs

dbt is known as being part of the Modern Data Stack for ELT processes. Being in the MDS, dbt Labs... more

22 Feb 2023 · 43 minutes
What is the Future of Streaming Data?

What’s the next big thing in the future of streaming data? In this episode, Greg DeMichillie (VP of Product and... more

15 Feb 2023 · 41 minutes
What can Apache Kafka Developers learn from Online Gaming?

What can online gaming teach us about making large-scale event management more collaborative in real-time? Ben Gamble (Developer Relations Manager,... more

08 Feb 2023 · 55 minutes
Apache Kafka 3.4 - New Features & Improvements

Apache Kafka® 3.4 is released! In this special episode, Danica Fine (Senior Developer Advocate, Confluent), shares highlights of the Apache... more

07 Feb 2023 · 5 minutes
How to use OpenTelemetry to Trace and Monitor Apache Kafka Systems

How can you use OpenTelemetry to gain insight into your Apache Kafka® event systems? Roman Kolesnev, Staff Customer Innovation Engineer... more

01 Feb 2023 · 50 minutes
What is Data Democratization and Why is it Important?

Data democratization allows everyone in an organization to have access to the data they need, and the necessary tools needed... more

26 Jan 2023 · 47 minutes
Git for Data: Managing Data like Code with lakeFS

Is it possible to manage and test data like code? lakeFS is an open-source data version control tool that transforms... more

19 Jan 2023 · 30 minutes
Using Kafka-Leader-Election to Improve Scalability and Performance

How does leader election work in Apache Kafka®? For the past 2 ½ years, Adithya Chandra, Staff Software Engineer at... more

12 Jan 2023 · 51 minutes
Real-Time Machine Learning and Smarter AI with Data Streaming

Are bad customer experiences really just data integration problems? Can real-time data streaming and machine learning be democratized in order... more

05 Jan 2023 · 38 minutes
The Present and Future of Stream Processing

The past year saw new trends emerge in the world of data streaming technologies, as well as some unexpected and... more

28 Dec 2022 · 31 minutes
Top 6 Worst Apache Kafka JIRA Bugs

Entomophiliac, Anna McDonald (Principal Customer Success Technical Architect, Confluent) has seen her fair share of Apache Kafka® bugs. For her... more

21 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Learn How Stream-Processing Works The Simplest Way Possible

Could you explain Apache Kafka® in ways that a small child could understand? When Mitch Seymour, author of Mastering Kafka... more

20 Dec 2022 · 31 minutes
Building and Designing Events and Event Streams with Apache Kafka

What are the key factors to consider when developing event-driven architecture? When properly designed, events can connect existing systems with... more

15 Dec 2022 · 53 minutes
Rethinking Apache Kafka Security and Account Management

Is there a better way to manage access to resources without compromising security? New employees need access to a variety... more

08 Dec 2022 · 41 minutes
Real-time Threat Detection Using Machine Learning and Apache Kafka

Can we use machine learning to detect security threats in real-time? As organizations increasingly rely on distributed systems, it is... more

29 Nov 2022 · 29 minutes
Improving Apache Kafka Scalability and Elasticity with Tiered Storage

What happens when you need to store more than a few petabytes of data? Rittika Adhikari (Software Engineer, Confluent) discusses... more

22 Nov 2022 · 29 minutes
Decoupling with Event-Driven Architecture

In principle, data mesh architecture should liberate teams to build their systems and gather data in a distributed way, without... more

15 Nov 2022 · 38 minutes
If Streaming Is the Answer, Why Are We Still Doing Batch?

Is real-time data streaming the future, or will batch processing always be with us? Interest in streaming data architecture is... more

09 Nov 2022 · 43 minutes
Security for Real-Time Data Stream Processing with Confluent Cloud

Streaming real-time data at scale and processing it efficiently is critical to cybersecurity organizations like SecurityScorecard. Jared Smith, Senior Director... more

03 Nov 2022 · 48 minutes
Running Apache Kafka in Production

What are some recommendations to consider when running Apache Kafka® in production? Jun Rao, one of the original Kafka creators,... more

27 Oct 2022 · 58 minutes
Build a Real Time AI Data Platform with Apache Kafka

Is it possible to build a real-time data platform without using stateful stream processing? Forecasty.ai is an artificial intelligence platform... more

20 Oct 2022 · 37 minutes
Optimizing Apache JVMs for Apache Kafka

Java Virtual Machines (JVMs) impact Apache Kafka® performance in production. How can you optimize your event-streaming architectures so they process... more

13 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Apache Kafka 3.3 - KRaft, Kafka Core, Streams, & Connect Updates

Apache Kafka® 3.3 is released! With over two years of development, KIP-833 marks KRaft as production ready for new AK... more

03 Oct 2022 · 6 minutes
Application Data Streaming with Apache Kafka and Swim

How do you set data applications in motion by running stateful business logic on streaming data? Capturing key stream processing... more

03 Oct 2022 · 39 minutes
International Podcast Day - Apache Kafka Edition | Streaming Audio Special

What’s your favorite podcast? Would you like to find some new ones? In celebration of International Podcast Day, Kris Jenkins... more

30 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
How to Build a Reactive Event Streaming App - Coding in Motion

How do you build an event-driven application that can react to real-time data streams as they happen? Kris Jenkins (Senior... more

20 Sep 2022 · 1 minute
Real-Time Stream Processing, Monitoring, and Analytics With Apache Kafka

Processing real-time event streams enables countless use cases big and small. With a day job designing and building highly available... more

15 Sep 2022 · 34 minutes
Reddit Sentiment Analysis with Apache Kafka-Based Microservices

How do you analyze Reddit sentiment with Apache Kafka® and microservices? Bringing the fresh perspective of someone who is both... more

08 Sep 2022 · 35 minutes
Capacity Planning Your Apache Kafka Cluster

How do you plan Apache Kafka® capacity and Kafka Streams sizing for optimal performance? When Jason Bell (Principal Engineer, Dataworks... more

30 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Streaming Real-Time Sporting Analytics for World Table Tennis

Reimagining a data architecture to provide real-time data flow for sporting events can be complicated, especially for organizations with as... more

25 Aug 2022 · 34 minutes
Real-Time Event Distribution with Data Mesh

Inheriting software in the banking sector can be challenging. Perhaps the only thing harder is inheriting software built by a... more

18 Aug 2022 · 48 minutes
Apache Kafka Security Best Practices

Security is a primary consideration for any system design, and Apache Kafka® is no exception. Out of the box, Kafka... more

11 Aug 2022 · 39 minutes
What Could Go Wrong with a Kafka JDBC Connector?

Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) is the Java API used to connect to a database. As one of the most popular... more

04 Aug 2022 · 41 minutes
Apache Kafka Networking with Confluent Cloud

Setting up a reliable cloud networking for your Apache Kafka® infrastructure can be complex. There are many factors to consider—cost,... more

28 Jul 2022 · 37 minutes
Event-Driven Systems and Agile Operations

How do the principles of chaotic, agile operations in the military apply to software development and event-driven systems? As a... more

21 Jul 2022 · 53 minutes
Streaming Analytics and Real-Time Signal Processing with Apache Kafka

Imagine you can process and analyze real-time event streams for intelligence to mitigate cyber threats or keep soldiers constantly alerted... more

14 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Blockchain Data Integration with Apache Kafka

How is Apache Kafka® relevant to blockchain technology and cryptocurrency? Fotios Filacouris (Staff Solutions Engineer, Confluent) has been working with... more

07 Jul 2022 · 50 minutes
Automating Multi-Cloud Apache Kafka Cluster Rollouts

To ensure safe and efficient deployment of Apache Kafka® clusters across multiple cloud providers, Confluent rolled out a large scale... more

30 Jun 2022 · 48 minutes
Common Apache Kafka Mistakes to Avoid

What are some of the common mistakes that you have seen with Apache Kafka® record production and consumption? Nikoleta Verbeck... more

23 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Tips For Writing Abstracts and Speaking at Conferences

A well-written abstract is your ticket to conferences, but how do you write an excellent synopsis that will get accepted?... more

16 Jun 2022 · 48 minutes
How I Became a Developer Advocate

What is a developer advocate and how do you become one? In this episode, we have seasoned developer advocates, Kris... more

09 Jun 2022 · 29 minutes
Data Mesh Architecture: A Modern Distributed Data Model

Data mesh isn’t software you can download and install, so how do you build a data mesh? In this episode,... more

02 Jun 2022 · 48 minutes
Flink vs Kafka Streams/ksqlDB: Comparing Stream Processing Tools

Stream processing can be hard or easy depending on the approach you take, and the tools you choose. This sentiment... more

26 May 2022 · 55 minutes
Practical Data Pipeline: Build a Plant Monitoring System with ksqlDB

Apache Kafka® isn’t just for day jobs according to Danica Fine (Senior Developer Advocate, Confluent). It can be used to... more

19 May 2022 · 33 minutes
Streaming Audio: Apache Kafka® & Real-Time Data
How I Became a Developer Advocate
Streaming Audio: Apache Kafka® & Real-Time Data

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What is a developer advocate and how do you become one? In this episode, we have seasoned developer advocates, Kris Jenkins (Senior... more