Concepts and Patterns for Streaming Services with Kafka

QAware Mainz - Rheinstraße 4C Mainz - View Map Mainz
Thu, Mar 19, 2020, 7:00 PM (CET)

About this event

*** Update: We will do a remote meetup ***

This time we dip our feet into event-driven architectures and why they are sometimes a better match than building on the usual synchronous REST call. Perry Krol from Confluent will introduce us to concepts and patterns with Apache Kafka.

19:00 - Doors open. Grab a drink
19:10 - Welcome and Intro
19:15 - Talk
afterwards: Have more drinks and snacks, and get in touch with the speaker (and other attendees)


*** Concepts and Patterns for Streaming Services with Kafka (Perry Krol, Confluent) ***
Proven approaches such as service-oriented and event-driven architectures are joined by newer techniques such as microservices, reactive architectures, DevOps, and stream processing. Many of these patterns are successful by themselves, but they provide a more holistic and compelling approach when applied together. In this session Confluent will provide insights how service-based architectures and stream processing tools such as Apache Kafka® can help you build business-critical systems. You will learn why streaming beats request-response based architectures in complex, contemporary use cases, and explain why replayable logs such as Kafka provide a backbone for both service communication and shared datasets.
Based on these principles, we will explore how event collaboration and event sourcing patterns increase safety and recoverability with functional, event-driven approaches, apply patterns including Event Sourcing and CQRS, and how to build multi-team systems with microservices and SOA using patterns such as “inside out databases” and “event streams as a source of truth”.

Perry Krol leads the Systems Engineering CEMEA team at Confluent, the company founded by the creators of Apache Kafka. His career has always revolved around architecting real-time distributed systems for enterprises across a variety of industries. From the early days of integrating packaged applications using EAI technologies that evolved into building SOA’s on top of an ESB, to turning insight into real-time actions with the help of Event Stream Processing and CEP frameworks, to exposing the capabilities of such systems as secure and managed API’s to wider business eco-systems. At Confluent, all his past experiences come together as he helps customers to create real-time data driven applications on the Apache Kafka streaming platform that are deployed and operated on-premises, in the cloud and hybrid environments.


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Thursday, Mar 19
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CET)


QAware Mainz
Rheinstraße 4C Mainz


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