Future of Data Meetup: Hello, Kafka! (An Introduction to Apache Kafka)
Our “Hello, “ series of introductory “Big Data” topic-focused meetups returns to Boston in July as we deliver our fifth event.
This meetup will introduce you to Apache Kafka without assuming you’ve heard anything about the Apache development project, the problems that Kafka was designed to solve or the role it currently plays in modern enterprise data architectures.
What exactly is Apache Kafka and what does the phrase “reliable distributed messaging system” really mean in practice? What are the most important use cases which demonstrate Kafka’s most compelling features? In what ways does a Kafka cluster support fault tolerance and high availability? We’ll answer these questions and more!
Agenda (all times in EDT):
6:00 pm: Informal Introductions and Announcements
6:10 pm: An Introduction to Apache Kafka
6:40 pm: Demonstration: using Kafka
7:05 pm: Q&A
7:20 pm: Raffle of door prizes (must be present and participating to win)
7:28 pm Preview of upcoming Meetups, concluding remarks