Confluent Platform 3.0 introduces the first commercial product through the Confluent Platform offering — Control Center, for comprehensive management and monitoring of Apache Kafka. Read this page to learn more.
Kafka Connect contributions have been growing rapidly over the past month! Checkout this new hub for available certified connectors.
Thanks to Yelp for hosting the Kafka Meetup this month! Enrico Canzonieri and Usman Masood gave great presentations on operating Kafka at scale and executing continuous SQL queries on top of Kafka, respectively.
If you want to learn more about applying Kafka for real-time data analysis, read this article for a production use case in online anomaly detection, and also this talk about using Kafka and Samza for spam detection, and also this blog post about using Kafka and Flink to migrate your batch jobs to streaming.