As of today, Confluent Cloud for Apache Flink® is available for preview in select regions on AWS. In this post, learn how we’ve re-architected Flink as a cloud-native service on Confluent Cloud.
Apache Kafka 3.6 is here! This release includes Tiered Storage (Early Access), the ability to migrate clusters from ZooKeeper to KRaft with no downtime, the addition of a grace period to stream-table joins, & more!
Ever dealt with a misbehaving consumer group? Imbalanced broker load? This could be due to your consumer group and partitioning strategy!
Building operational simplicity into distributed systems, especially for nuanced behaviors, is somewhat of an art and often best achieved after gathering production experience. Apache Kafka‘s popularity can be attributed in […]
This is a repost of a recent article that I wrote for ODBMS. In the last few years, there has been significant growth in the adoption of Apache Kafka. Current […]
This is an edited transcript of a talk I gave at the Craft Conference 2015. The video and slides are also available.
The rise in schema-free and document-oriented databases has led some to question the value and necessity of schemas. Schemas, in particular those following the relational model, can seem too restrictive, […]
Testing is one of the hardest parts of building reliable distributed systems. Kafka has long had a set of system tests that cover distributed operation but this is an area […]
Summary: Confluent is starting to explore the integration of databases with event streams. As part of the first step in this exploration, Martin Kleppmann has made a new open source […]
This is an edited transcript of a talk given by Alan Woodward and Martin Kleppmann at FOSDEM 2015. Traditionally, search works like this: you have a large corpus of documents, […]
As part of Confluent Platform 1.0 released about a month ago, we included a new Kafka REST Proxy to allow more flexibility for developers and to significantly broaden the number […]
The Apache Kafka community just announced the 0.8.2.1 release. This is a a bug fix release and fixes 4 critical issues reported in the 0.8.2.0 release (the full list of […]
Note For the latest, check out the blog posts Apache Kafka® Made Simple: A First Glimpse of a Kafka Without ZooKeeper and Apache Kafka Supports 200K Partitions Per Cluster.
This is an edited and expanded transcript of a talk I gave at Strange Loop 2014. The video recording (embedded below) has been watched over 8,000 times. For those of […]
If you are getting started with Kafka one thing you’ll need to do is pick a data format. The most important thing to do is be consistent across your usage. […]
We are very excited to announce general availability of Confluent Platform 1.0, a stream data platform powered by Apache Kafka, that enables high-throughput, scalable, reliable and low latency stream data […]
This is the second part of our guide on streaming data and Apache Kafka. In part one I talked about the uses for real-time data streams and explained the concept of […]