The JVM Thing 8.0 – Apache Kafka’s role in Modern Data Architecture
We welcomed Robin Moffatt, to our latest JVM meet-up last Thursday who introduced us to Apache Kafka.
Robin is an Apache Kafka evangelist & Dev Advocate @ Confluent. Robin has been a blogger since 2009, and has published over 100
articles; https://www.confluent.io/blog/author/robin, http://rmoff.net, http://ritt.md/rmoff, and http://rnm1978.wordpress.com. Robin is an international speaker & key organiser of the Leeds Apache Kafka meet-up.
Robin talked us through the following:
What is Apache Kafka:
-Messaging done right
- True Storage
- Real-time processing
-Scalable streaming data pipelines
- Kafka Streams
- Kafka connect
-Foundation for stream processing
-The streaming platform:
- Event Driven
-What problems Kafka solves?
- Event-centric thinking
- System availability and event buffering
- Varying latency requirements / Batch vs Stream
- Technology code/algorithm changesAnd much more…Robin provided an example of kafka in production through real-time event driven / customer focused applications using Monzo bank as the case study. More can be found here on how Monzo have built a modern bank using modern technology – https://monzo.com/blog/2016/09/19/building-a-modern-bank-backend/.
Robin delivered an awesome talk, if you haven’t attended one of his sessions I would encourage you to follow him on Twitter and keep an eye out for his next presentation – @rmoff
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