Kafka is a scalable, distributed publish subscribe messaging system that's used as a data transmission backbone in many data intensive digital businesses. Couchbase Server is a scalable, flexible document database that's fast, agile, and elastic. Because they both appeal to the same type of customers, Couchbase and Kafka are often used together.
This presentation from a meetup in Mountain View describes Kafka's design and why people use it, Couchbase Server and its uses, and the use cases for both together. Also covered is a description and demo of Couchbase Server writing documents to a Kafka topic and consuming messages from a Kafka topic. using the Couchbase Kafka Connector.