Tag: Confluent

Kafka Gets Streaming SQL Engine, KSQL

Aug 28, 2017 |

Confluent today unveiled KSQL, a SQL engine for Apache Kafka designed to enable users to run continuous interactive SQL queries on streaming data. The new software, which is currently in developer preview, will lower the barrier of entry for stream processing, the vendor says. Read more…

A Peek Inside Kafka’s New ‘Exactly Once’ Feature

Jul 3, 2017 |

Here’s some great news for Apache Kafka users: The open source software will support exactly once semantics for stream processing with the upcoming version 0.11 release, thereby eliminating the need for application developers to code the important feature themselves. Read more…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Apache Kafka Gains Traction Among Enterprise Users

Apr 27, 2016 |

The embrace of stream processing and real-time data access is driving enterprise adoption of the Apache Kafka distributed messaging system, according to an industry survey released at a Kafka summit this week. Read more…

Reporter’s Notebook: 6 Key Takeaways from Strata + Hadoop World

Apr 5, 2016 |

The big data ecosystem was on full display at last week’s Strata + Hadoop World conference in San Jose. At the ripe old age of 10, Hadoop is still the driving force, but newer frameworks like Spark and Kafka are gaining steam. Read more…

Kafka Gets a Stream-Processing Makeover

Mar 14, 2016 |

A new library for building streaming applications seeks to shift the focus from analytics to developing core application used to process data streams.

Confluent Inc. announced a technical preview this week of a new technical feature in Apache Kafka called Kafka Streams. Read more…

Confluent Gives Kafka More Enterprise Chops

Dec 8, 2015 |

Confluent today unveiled a major new release of its commercial product based on Kafka, the open source data messaging platform that’s quickly gaining momentum. With better security, new data connectors, and simplified integration, Confluent 2.0 promises to attract even more attention from large enterprises that are moving big data with Kafka. Read more…