This blog post explores the state of data streaming in 2023 for digital natives born in the cloud. Data streaming allows integrating and correlating data in real-time at any scale to improve the most innovative applications leveraging Apache Kafka. I explore how data streaming helps as a business enabler, including customer stories from New Relic, Wix, Expedia, Apna, Grab, and more. A complete slide deck and on-demand video recording are included.
Apache Kafka became the de facto standard for event streaming. Various vendors added Kafka and related tooling to their offerings or provide a Kafka cloud service. This blog post uses the car analogy – from the motor engine to the self-driving car – to explore the different Kafka offerings available on the market. The goal is not a feature-by-feature comparison. Instead, the intention is to educate about the different deployment models, product strategies, and trade-offs from the available options.