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Confluent Announces Lineup of Speakers for Strata + Hadoop World London

Six Apache Kafka-Centric Sessions and Tutorials will be Delivered by Confluent Executives and Engineers, Highlighting Growing Appetite for Kafka Knowledge Among Data Community

LONDON (STRATA + HADOOP WORLD, Booth #217)—June 1, 2016—Confluent, founded by the original creators of Apache Kafka, today announced that several members of its team will be delivering key sessions about Kafka—including best practices for real-world use cases and implementations—at Strata + Hadoop World London, which will take place between June 1-3 at the ExCel London.

Demand for Kafka continues to soar as Fortune 500 companies tap into data streams for system monitoring, gather sensor data, and look to operationalize real-time business and customer insights. Founded by the team who developed and deployed Kafka at LinkedIn, Confluent recently launched Confluent Platform 3.0, which includes Kafka Streams, a powerful, lightweight solution to real-time processing designed to power a generation of highly responsive applications. To help data engineering teams operationalize Kafka throughout their organization, Confluent also unveiled Confluent Control Center, the first enterprise-class tool that delivers the visibility and operational strength needed to manage a Kafka environment at the enterprise level.

At Strata + Hadoop World London, Confluent executives and engineers will host multiple sessions and tutorials designed to introduce new users to Kafka through practical explanations and tips for getting the most value from Kafka deployments:

“Apache Kafka is becoming core technology for companies seeking to glean real-time insights and long-term value from a growing influx of data,” said Neha Narkhede, Confluent CTO and co-founder at Confluent, and one of the original creators of Apache Kafka. “Confluent is the Kafka company—our developers have generated more than three-quarters of all the open source Apache Kafka code. We’re thrilled to help users in EMEA as they look for ways to operationalize Kafka within their organization and capitalize on the benefits of stream data processing.”

Please visit Confluent at booth #217 at Strata + Hadoop World London to meet the team and learn more.

Additional Resources:

For more details on Confluent Platform 3.0, click here: https://www.confluent.io/blog/announcing-apache-kafka-0.10-and-confluent-platform-3.0
For more details on Confluent Enterprise 3.0 and Confluent Control Center, click here:https://www.confluent.io/product/control-center
To learn more about Confluent Control Center, register for a free webinar here: https://www.confluent.io/confluent-control-center-webinar
Download Confluent Platform 3.0 here: https://www.confluent.io/download

About Apache Kafka

Apache Kafka is an open source technology that acts as a real-time, fault tolerant, highly scalable messaging system. It is widely adopted for use cases ranging from collecting user activity data, logs, application metrics, stock ticker data and device instrumentation. Its key strength is its ability to make high volume data available as a real-time stream for consumption in systems with very different requirements—from batch systems like Hadoop, to real-time systems that require low-latency access, to stream processing engines that transform the data streams as they arrive. This infrastructure lets you build around a single central nervous system transmitting messages to all the different systems and applications within a company.

About Confluent

Confluent, founded by the original creators of Apache™ Kafka®, enables organizations to harness business value from stream data. The Confluent Platform manages the barrage of stream data and makes it available throughout an organization. It provides various industries, from retail, logistics and manufacturing, to financial services and online social networking, a scalable, unified, real-time data pipeline that enables applications ranging from large volume data integration to big data analysis with Hadoop to real-time stream processing. Backed by Benchmark, Data Collective, Index Ventures and LinkedIn, Confluent is based in Palo Alto. To learn more, please visitwww.confluent.io. Download Apache Kafka and Confluent Platform atwww.confluent.io/download.

Jill Reed or Alex Cardenas
Highwire PR for Confluent
(415) 963-4174, ext. 5