The second and final day of Kafka Summit 2018 offered up an array of excellent speakers, including a brilliant opening keynote from Martin Kleppmann of the University of Cambridge.
Kleppmann’s talk, Is Kafka a Database?, asked a fundamental though controversial question, and he conveyed his solution through each property of ACID (Atomicity, Consistency, Isolation, Durability).
Here are the slides and the full video from the keynote:
A fascinating panel discussion, titled Stream of Consciousness: Industry Leaders Discuss Kafka, followed Kleppmann’s talk.
Moderated by Confluent’s co-founder and CTO Neha Narkhede and including Microsoft’s CTO Kevin Scott, Slack’s Head of Engineering Julia Grace and Confluent’s co-founder and CEO Jay Kreps, the discussion naturally began at Kafka’s rise at LinkedIn and ended with each panelist giving a glimpse into the future.
Narkhede did a fantastic job as moderator, transitioning when needed and allowing all voices to be heard. Here’s the full video:
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