Apache Kafka vs. Middleware (MQ, ETL, ESB) – Slides + Video

Posted in Apache Kafka, Big Data, Confluent, EAI, ESB, In Memory, Integration, Kafka Connect, Kafka Streams, KSQL, Messaging, Microservices, Middleware, Open Source, SOA, Stream Processing on March 7th, 2019 by Kai Wähner

Learn the differences between an event-driven streaming platform like Apache Kafka and middleware like Message Queues (MQ), Extract-Transform-Load (ETL) and Enterprise Service Bus (ESB). Including best practices and anti-patterns, but also how these concepts and tools complement each other in an enterprise architecture.

This blog post shares my slide deck and video recording. I discuss the differences between Apache Kafka as Event Streaming Platform and integration middleware. Learn if they are friends, enemies or frenemies.

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Deep Learning at Extreme Scale 
with the Apache Kafka Open Source Ecosystem

Posted in Analytics, Apache Kafka, Big Data, Cloud, Confluent, Deep Learning, Integration, Kafka Connect, Kafka Streams, KSQL, Kubernetes, Machine Learning, Microservices, Open Source on May 9th, 2018 by admin

I had a new talk presented at “Codemotion Amsterdam 2018” this week. I discussed the relation of Apache Kafka and Machine Learning to build a Machine Learning infrastructure for extreme scale.

Long version of the title:

Deep Learning at Extreme Scale (in the Cloud) 
with the Apache Kafka Open Source Ecosystem – How to Build a Machine Learning Infrastructure with Kafka, Connect, Streams, KSQL, etc.

As always, I want to share the slide deck. The talk was also recorded. I will share the video as soon as it was published by the organizer.

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Apache Kafka Streams + Machine Learning (Spark, TensorFlow, H2O.ai)

Posted in Analytics, Apache Kafka, Apache Spark, Big Data, Confluent, Hadoop, Integration, Kafka Connect, Kafka Streams, Machine Learning, Messaging, Microservices, Open Source, Stream Processing on May 23rd, 2017 by Kai Wähner

I started at Confluent in May 2017 to work as Technology Evangelist focusing on topics around the open source framework Apache Kafka. I think Machine Learning is one of the hottest buzzwords these days as it can add huge business value in any industry. Therefore, you will see various other posts from me around Apache Kafka (messaging), Kafka Connect (integration), Kafka Streams (stream processing), Confluent’s additional open source add-ons on top of Kafka (Schema Registry, Replicator, Auto Balancer, etc.). I will explain how to leverage all this for machine learning and other big data technologies in real world production scenarios.

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