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Confluent Raises More Than $800M in IPO

Confluent, the company behind Apache Kafka, can now count a successful IPO among its accomplishments, with more than $820 million in shares sold since debuting on the stock market last week. Confluent, which trades on Read more…

Confluent S-1 Reveals ‘Reimagining of Business’ Theme

Kafka-backer Confluent yesterday published its S-1 with the SEC, which it previously kept confidential when it originally filed to go public back in April. The 198-page document reveals some details about Confluent, as w Read more…

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…

Confluent Uses Deep Pockets to Extend Kafka

Enterprise adoption of event streaming frameworks is paying off for the founders of Apache Kafka, the popular stream processing platform that is poised for an upgrade. Confluent Inc., the company launched by Kafka fou Read more…

Confluent Reveals ksqlDB, a Streaming Database Built on Kafka

Confluent narrowed the distance separating Kafka-esque stream data processing and traditional database technology with today’s unveiling of ksqlDB, a new database built atop Kafka that the company intends to be the fut Read more…

When Not to Use a Database, As Told by Jun Rao

Databases are powerful abstractions that allow people and programs to manipulate large amounts of data in a predictable, repeatable way. There's a good reason why SQL is so important to modern data processing. But in som Read more…

Confluent Moves Kafka to the Cloud

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. Confluent said Mon 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…

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…

Distributed Stream Processing with Apache Kafka

We’re only three months into 2016, but it has been an exciting year in open source and big data. With a marked jump in growth, usage and queries on Apache Kafka (Redmonk), the demand for engineering and DevOps jobs req 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…

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