These are the slides of my Kafka talk at Apache: Big Data Europe in Budapest, Hungary. Enjoy! --Michael
Apache Kafka is a high-throughput distributed messaging system that has become a mission-critical infrastructure component for modern data platforms. Kafka is used across a wide range of industries by thousands of companies such as Twitter, Netflix, Cisco, PayPal, and many others.
After a brief introduction to Kafka this talk will provide an update on the growth and status of the Kafka project community. Rest of the talk will focus on walking the audience through what's required to put Kafka in production. We’ll give an overview of the current ecosystem of Kafka, including: client libraries for creating your own apps; operational tools; peripheral components required for running Kafka in production and for integration with other systems like Hadoop. We will cover the upcoming project roadmap, which adds key features to make Kafka even more convenient to use and more robust in production.