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Stateful, Stateless and Serverless – Running Apache Kafka on Kubernetes

Speakers: Joe Beda, Co-founder and CTO, Heptio + Gwen Shapira, Principal Data Architect, Confluent

With the rapid adoption of microservices, there is a growing need for solutions to manage deployment, resources and data for fleets of microservices. Kubernetes is a resource management framework for containers that is rapidly growing in popularity. Apache Kafka is a streaming platform that makes data accessible to the edges of an organization. It's no wonder the question of running Kafka on Kubernetes keeps coming up!

In this online talk, Joe Beda, CTO of Heptio and co-creator of Kubernetes, and Gwen Shapira, principal data architect at Confluent and Kafka PMC member, will help you navigate through the hype, address frequently asked questions and deliver critical information to help you decide if running Kafka on Kubernetes is the right approach for your organization.

You will:
-Get an introduction to the basic concepts you need to know as you plan to deploy services on Kubernetes.
-Learn which parts of the Kafka ecosystem fit Kubernetes like a glove, and which require special attention.
-Pick up useful tips for getting started.
-See why Confluent Platform for Kubernetes is the simplest solution to deploying and orchestrating Kafka on Kubernetes, using container images and a Kubernetes operator.