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Streaming Audio is a podcast from Confluent, the team that built Apache Kafka®️. Host Tim Berglund (Senior Director of Developer Experience, Confluent) and guests unpack a variety of topics surrounding Apache Kafka, event stream processing and real-time data. The show also features the segment "Ask Confluent," in which Gwen Shapira (Engineering Manager, Confluent) and guests respond to a handful of questions and comments about the Confluent and Kafka ecosystems—from Kafka connectors, to distributed systems, data integration, Kafka deployment, and managed Apache Kafka as a service—on Twitter, YouTube, and elsewhere. Apache®️, Apache Kafka, Kafka, and the Kafka logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of the Apache Software Foundation in the United States and/or other countries. No endorsement by The Apache Software Foundation is implied by the use of these marks.

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Streaming Audio is a podcast from Confluent, the team that built Apache Kafka®️. Host Tim Berglund (Senior Director of Developer Experience, Confluent) and guests unpack a variety of topics surrounding Apache Kafka, event stream processing and real-time data. The show also features the segment "Ask Confluent," in which Gwen Shapira (Engineering Manager, Confluent) and guests respond to a handful of questions and comments about the Confluent and Kafka ecosystems—from Kafka connectors, to distributed systems, data integration, Kafka deployment, and managed Apache Kafka as a service—on Twitter, YouTube, and elsewhere. Apache®️, Apache Kafka, Kafka, and the Kafka logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of the Apache Software Foundation in the United States and/or other countries. No endorsement by The Apache Software Foundation is implied by the use of these marks.

    Multi-Tenancy in Apache Kafka ft. Anna Pozvner

    Multi-Tenancy in Apache Kafka ft. Anna Pozvner

    Anna Povzner kicks off the conversation with Tim Berglund by explaining what multi-tenancy is, why it is worthy to be desired, and advantages over single-tenant architecture. By putting more applications and use cases on the same Kafka cluster instead of having a separate Kafka cluster for each individual application and use case, multi-tenancy helps minimize the costs of physical machines and also maintenance.

    • 44 min
    Distributed Systems Engineering with Apache Kafka ft. Roger Hoover

    Distributed Systems Engineering with Apache Kafka ft. Roger Hoover

    Roger Hoover, one of the first engineers to work on Confluent Cloud, joins Tim Berglund to chat about the evolution of Confluent Cloud, all the stages that it’s been through, and the lessons he’s learned on the way.

    • 50 min
    Why Kafka Streams Does Not Use Watermarks ft. Matthias J. Sax

    Why Kafka Streams Does Not Use Watermarks ft. Matthias J. Sax

    Matthias J. Sax is back to discuss how event streaming has changed the game, making time management more simple yet efficient. He explains what watermarking is, the reasons behind why Kafka Streams doesn’t use them, and an alternative approach to watermarking informally called the “slack time approach.”

    • 52 min
    Distributed Systems Engineering with Apache Kafka ft. Apurva Mehta

    Distributed Systems Engineering with Apache Kafka ft. Apurva Mehta

    What's it like being a distributed systems engineer? Apurva Mehta explains what attracted him to Apache Kafka®, the challenges and uniqueness of distributed systems, and how to excel in this industry.

    • 49 min
    Most Terrifying Apache Kafka JIRAs of 2020 ft. Anna McDonald

    Most Terrifying Apache Kafka JIRAs of 2020 ft. Anna McDonald

    It’s Halloween again, which means Anna McDonald (Staff Technical Account Manager, Confluent) is back for another spooktacular episode of Streaming Audio. In this episode, Anna shares six of the most spine-chilling, hair-raising Kafka JIRAs from the past year.

    • 51 min
    Ask Confluent #18: The Toughest Questions ft. Anna McDonald

    Ask Confluent #18: The Toughest Questions ft. Anna McDonald

    It’s the first work-from-home episode of Ask Confluent, where Gwen Shapira (Core Kafka Engineering Leader, Confluent) virtually sits down with Apache Kafka® expert Anna McDonald (Staff Technical Account Manager, Confluent) to answer questions from Twitter.

    • 33 min

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