Engineering the Future of Software
16–18 October 2017: Conference & Tutorials
18–19 October 2017: Training
London, UK
Ben Stopford

Ben Stopford
Engineer , Confluent

Website | @benstopford

Ben Stopford is an engineer and architect on the Apache Kafka core team at Confluent (the company behind Apache Kafka). A specialist in data, both from a technology and an organizational perspective, Ben previously spent five years leading data integration at a large investment bank, using a central streaming database. His earlier career spanned a variety of projects at Thoughtworks and UK-based enterprise companies. He writes at


15:5016:40 Monday, 16 October 2017
Microservices, pros and cons
Location: King's Suite - Sandringham Level: Intermediate
Secondary topics:  Best Practice
Ben Stopford (Confluent)
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Ben Stopford looks at two forces that sit in opposition: data systems (which focus on exposing data) and services (which focus on encapsulating it). How should we balance these two? Streaming offers a solution. Read more.