Introduction to Apache Kafka

Workshop | Day 1

Introduction to Apache Kafka

Workshop | Day 1

This tutorial is designed for those new to Kafka. During this session, participants will become familiar with the fundamentals of Kafka and the Confluent platform.

During this morning session, we will discuss what Kafka is, explain how it works, and teach you the fundamentals of how to build modern data applications with Kafka. We’ll also discuss key architectural concepts and developer APIs. The tutorial includes hands-on exercises where you will publish data to Kafka and subscribe to data from Kafka. This tutorial is ideal for application developers, ETL developers, or data scientists who are new to Kafka. If you are attending Big Data Ignite and would also like to learn how event driven architectures can enhance your business, this is a great way to get started.

Topics include:

  • Introduction to what Kafka is, its capabilities, and major components
  • Types of data appropriate for Kafka
  • Producers, Consumers, and Brokers, and their roles in a Kafka cluster
  • Common patterns for application development with Kafka