A presentation at Confluent VUG / Kafka TLV meetup by Robin Moffatt
Have you ever thought that you needed to be a programmer to do stream processing and build streaming data pipelines? Think again! Apache Kafka is a distributed, scalable, and fault-tolerant streaming platform, providing low-latency pub-sub messaging coupled with native storage and stream processing capabilities. Integrating Kafka with RDBMS, NoSQL, and object stores is simple with Kafka Connect, which is part of Apache Kafka. ksqlDB is the event streaming database for Apache Kafka, and makes it possible to build stream processing applications at scale, written using a familiar SQL interface.
In this talk, we’ll explain the architectural reasoning for Apache Kafka and the benefits of real-time integration, and we’ll build a streaming data pipeline using nothing but our bare hands, Kafka Connect, and ksqlDB.
Gasp as we filter events in real-time! Be amazed at how we can enrich streams of data with data from RDBMS! Be astonished at the power of streaming aggregates for anomaly detection!
The following resources were mentioned during the presentation or are useful additional information.
Fully Managed Apache Kafka, Schema Registry, ksqlDB, and Connectors.
Kafka 101 - introducing the concepts, the APIs, and the ecosystem
Try out the demo for yourself - all you need is Docker and Docker Compose.
Free eBooks to download, including Kafka: The Definitive Guide.
Tutorials, videos, blogs, podcasts, and more - all for developers working with Apache Kafka and Confluent Platform
Huge list of connectors for Kafka Connect
A fun blog showing what you can do with ksqlDB and Kafka
Learn all about ksqlDB in this 45 minute talk & live demo
Learn all about Kafka Connect (including the connectors available with ksqlDB)
Apache Kafka and Confluent Platform in Action! Using live streams of rail movement data in all sorts of useful ways for analysis and applications.