Kafka Summit 2020: Event Streaming Everywhere

August 24, 2020

Apache Kafka is a community distributed event streaming platform capable of handling trillions of events a day. Since being created and open sourced by LinkedIn in 2011, Kafka has quickly evolved from messaging queue to a full-fledged event streaming platform.

Kafka Summit is the premier event for data architects, engineers, devops professionals, and developers who want to learn about streaming data. It brings the Apache Kafka community together to share best practices, write code, and discuss the future of streaming technologies.
Kafka Summit 2020: Event Streaming Everywhere will be hosted virtually.

💡There are three sessions from IBMers in the Kafka Summit 2020 schedule.💡


🎙In the “Getting started with MirrorMaker 2” session, Mickael Maison teamed up with Ryanne Dolan (from Cloudera) to explain what MirrorMaker 2 is and how it works. They also cover steps to get it running successfully and tips to go into production. IBM has been an early adopter of MirrorMaker2 and has also contributed several improvements and fixes to make it more stable and easy to use.


🎙Emma Humber and Gantigmaa Selenge collaborated to present “Help, my Kafka is broken!“. While Apache Kafka is designed to be fault-tolerant, there will be times when your Kafka environment just isn’t working as expected. IBM has hosted production Kafka environments for several years and has in-depth knowledge of how to diagnose and resolve problems rapidly and accurately. In this session, they discuss how to collect and understand Kafka diagnostics and how to recover from a system outage.


🎙Kafka is examined in the context of reactive application architecture in the “Reacting to an Event-Driven World” session, presented by Grace Jansen and Kate Stanley. They introduced the Reactive Manifesto and discussed why reactive applications are a great fit for Kafka. They also introduced some libraries and toolkits that are available for writing reactive producer and consumer applications.

See the full schedule on the Kafka Summit website: https://events.kafka-summit.org/2020-schedule