Tag: Apache Kafka

How Pandora Uses Kafka

May 31, 2017 |

As a big Hadoop user, Pandora Media is no stranger to distributed processing technologies. But when the music streaming service decided to transition its ad tracking system from a batch-oriented system into a real-time one, it brought in a new technological underpinning to serve as the core foundational element. Read more…

Confluent Moves Kafka to the Cloud

May 8, 2017 |

As adoption of the Apache Kafka accelerates, the company behind the data pipeline is rolling a cloud service designed to boost “developer velocity” while IT operations are handled in the background. Read more…

Kafka ‘Massively Simplifies’ Data Infrastructure, Report Says

May 5, 2017 |

What’s behind the rapid rise in Apache Kafka? According to a new survey of Kafka users by Confluent, the commercial venture behind Kafka, the data pipeline’s capability to “massively simplify” Read more…

How Kafka Redefined Data Processing for the Streaming Age

Mar 7, 2017 |

The Apache Kafka phenomenon reached a new high today when Confluent announced a $50 million investment from the venture capital firm Sequoia. The investment signals renewed confidence that Kafka is fast becoming a new and must-have platform for real-time data processing, says Kafka co-creator and Confluent CEO Jay Kreps. Read more…

Kinetica Joins Growing List of Kafka Connectors

Mar 1, 2017 |

As large enterprises move big data via Apache Kafka, the open source data-messaging platform is gaining more adherents in response to Kafka pioneer Confluent Inc.’s release of a commercial platform for connecting data inside big companies. Read more…

Exactly Once: Why It’s Such a Big Deal for Apache Kafka

Feb 9, 2017 |

Organizations building real-time stream processing systems on Apache Kafka will be able to trust the platform to deliver each messages exactly once when they adopt new Kafka technology planned to be unveiled this spring, executives with Confluent tell Datanami. Read more…

VoltDB Combines Streaming, Global Data

Feb 1, 2017 |

Emphasizing its ability to ingest and analyze “data in the moment,” in-memory relational database specialist VoltDB rolled out the latest version of its flagship platform that includes new features to support streaming data flowing from everything from industrial sensors to slot machines. Read more…

Kafka Gets Server, API Upgrades

Oct 27, 2016 |

The latest feature release from the Apache Kafka stream processing community includes server support for time-based search along with more than 200 bug fixes and other improvements.

Confluent Inc., founded by the team that built Apache Kafka at LinkedIn (NYSE: Read more…

Commercial Kafka Distro Gets Global Smarts

Sep 28, 2016 |

Companies operating multiple Apache Kafka clusters in on-premise and cloud data centers will benefit from a handful of new enterprise-level features unveiled at the Strata + Hadoop World conference today by Confluent, the commercial open source company behind the popular big data message bus. Read more…

Kafka Creators Tackle Consistency Problem in Data Pipelines

May 24, 2016 |

One of the big questions surrounding the rise of real-time stream processing applications is consistency. When you have a distributed application involving thousands of data sources and data consumers, how can you be sure that the data going in one side comes out the other unchanged? Read more…