Gwen Shapira

Principal Engineer II at Confluent


Re-architecting Apache Kafka for the Cloud
Thursday 18:15 - 19:00
distributed system

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In the last year, Apache Kafka has undergone significant architecture changes - with the goal of making it more elastic, more scalable, and easier to operate in Cloud environments. In this talk we'll discuss the on-going evolution of Kafka and how our on-going architectural changes align with industry trends and allow Kafka to meet new requirements and new use-cases.


Gwen Shapira is an engineering leader at Confluent. She has over 15 years of experience working with code and customers to build scalable data architectures, integrating relational and big data technologies. Gwen is the author of "Kafka—The Definitive Guide" and "Hadoop Application Architectures," and she is a frequent presenter at industry conferences. Gwen is a PMC member on the Apache Kafka project and a committer on Apache Sqoop. When Gwen isn't building data pipelines or thinking up new features, you can find her pedaling on her bike exploring the roads and trails of California, and beyond.