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FREE NOW data journey to Kafka

Oct 22, 2019 · Hamburg, Germany

Join us for an Apache Kafka meetup on Tuesday October 22 from 6:30pm, hosted by our friends from FREE NOW (former MyTaxi) in Hamburg. The address, agenda and speaker information can be found below. See you there!

18.30 Doors open & arrival
18:45 Introduction & FREE NOW Journey with Kafka + Q&A
19:45 Break for drinks and snacks
20:00 DESY Journey with Kafka
21:00 Conclusion & Networking

FREE NOW data journey to Kafka
Speakers: Vasilii Avdiushkin and Mourad Benabdelkerim
At FREE NOW, we heavily rely on messaging. From REST-based RPC calls or RabbitMQ exchanges to more sophisticated analytical engines, events are everywhere. This talk is about the story of integrating Confluent Platform as a source of truth for event-based data at FREE NOW. We’ll try to explain the challenges we met during the migration phases of our real-time data ingestion platform and cover how did Confluent Platform fit into our use-cases.

Our Journey with Kafka at DESY and within dCache?
Speakers: Lea Morschel, Marina Sahakyan, Michael Schuh and Christian Voss

Driven by the extreme demands on storage systems that exist within the high energy physics domain, dCache evolved as one of the leading storage systems for scientific data. It has been used to store hundreds of Petabytes of scientific data across the globe. The dCache system is open-source and frequently run as a disk cache in front of a tape system. It is flexible enough to also be configured as a general-purpose cloud storage system and to run on cost-effective off-the-shelf hardware. It is developed by DESY, Fermilab and the Nordic e-Infrastructure Collaboration (NeIC).

At DESY, we are investigating storage events based on Apache Kafka as the underlying message bus along with Apache OpenWhisk and Kubernetes to build a "serverless" cloud, similar to AWS Lambda or Google Cloud Functions.
Storage events are more generally useful: catalogues are notified whenever data is uploaded or deleted, tape becomes more efficient because analysis can start immediately after the data is on disk, caches can be "smart", fetching new datasets preemptively.

November 11 - Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof

Hear from Confluent specialists, customers and partners all about Kafka & Event Streaming Platforms. Also take the opportunity to meet other customers and discuss and share experiences.

Register here: https://www.confluent.io/events/cse-Frankfurt-2019

Don't forget to join our Community Slack Team! https://launchpass.com/confluentcommunity

NOTE: We are unable to cater for any attendees under the age of 18. Please do not sign up for this event if you are under 18.

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  • Hamburg Apache Kafka® Meetup by Confluent

    **** Join our Slack Channel for live, global interaction! **** This Meetup Group will focus on the Apache Kafka®  technology and its ecosystem, also allowing its members to interact and share their use cases, do and don't, how to's, etc. We will also hear about the Confluent Platform and topics like Kafka's Connect API and streaming data pipelines, Kafka’s Streams API and stream processing, Security, Microservices and anything else related to Apache Kafka. If you want to hear about a particular topic pl

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