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Three Takeaways from Jay Kreps’ Kafka Summit Keynote

We’re always interested in hearing what Apache Kafka co-creator Jay Kreps has to say, since he’s one of the smartest folks in distributed systems today. The Confluent CEO didn’t disappoint in delivering insight int Read more…

Kafka Spawns Open-Source KarelDB

Apache Kafka and its accompanying key-value store are being used to provide persistent storage for a growing list of relational databases. Most used a key-value store as a foundation. Among the latest to emerge is Kar Read more…

Rockset Connects Kafka with SQL

Rockset, the serverless search and analytics startup, is extending the ability to run SQL on NoSQL data with real-time event analysis on Apache Kafka. The company, based in San Mateo, Calif., said it is coming at the Read more…

Confluent Strengthens IoT Integration for Enterprise Kafka

A new release of Confluent's enterprise Kafka platform unveiled Tuesday should make it easier for developers to integrate streaming Internet of Things (IoT) data into their analytics infrastructure. The company's release Read more…

Kafka Gets Streaming SQL Engine, KSQL

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 Read more…

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

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 devel Read more…

How Pandora Uses Kafka

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 o Read more…

How Kafka Redefined Data Processing for the Streaming Age

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 an Read more…

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

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, Read more…

Commercial Kafka Distro Gets Global Smarts

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, th Read more…

Apache Kafka Gains Traction Among Enterprise Users

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. Conflue Read more…

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

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 Read more…

Kafka Gets a Stream-Processing Makeover

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 te Read more…

Confluent Gives Kafka More Enterprise Chops

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 in Read more…

Kafka Tops 1 Trillion Messages Per Day at LinkedIn

There is data in motion, and then there is really big data in motion. The folks at LinkedIn gave us a compelling example of the latter today when it announced that it's using the distributed messaging system Kafka to pro Read more…

LinkedIn Spinoff Confluent to Extend Kafka

The LinkedIn team that built the Apache Kafka real-time messaging service has left to form a new company called Confluent. The startup said it would offer a "real-time data platform" built around Apache Kafka. Along w Read more…

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