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This post shares a slide deck and video recording of 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).
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Apache Kafka Streams to build Real Time Streaming Microservices. Apply Machine Learning / Deep Learning using Spark, TensorFlow, H2O.ai, etc. to add AI. Embed Kafka Streams into Java App, Docker, Kubernetes, Mesos, anything else.
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After three great years at TIBCO Software, I move back to open source and join Confluent, the company behind the open source project Apache Kafka to build mission-critical, scalable infrastructures for messaging, integration and stream processsing. In this blog post, I want to share why I see the future for middleware and big data analytics in open source technologies, why I really like Confluent, what I will focus on in the next months, and why I am so excited about this next step in my career.
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