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Unbundling the Modern Streaming Stack

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Event-first thinking and streaming help organizations transition from followers to leaders in the market. A reliable, scalable, and economical streaming architecture helps them get there.

This talk first explores the ""classic streaming stack,"" based on the Lambda architecture, its origin, and why it didn't pick up amongst data-driven organizations. The modern streaming stack (MSS) is a lean, cloud-native, and economical alternative to classic streaming architectures, where it aims to make event-driven real-time applications viable for organizations.

The second half of the talk explores the MSS in detail, including its core components, their purposes, and how Kappa architecture has influenced it. Moreover, the talk lays out a few considerations before planning a new streaming application within an organization. The talk concludes by discussing the challenges in the streaming world and how vendors are trying to overcome them in the future.

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