Sep 23–26, 2019

Professional Kafka development (Day 2)

Jesse Anderson (Big Data Institute)
Location: 1E 06

Who is this presentation for?

  • You're a software engineer, data engineer, or data scientist.





Day 1

Data at scale

  • Data movement concepts
  • Moving data at scale

Kafka concepts

  • Kafka system
  • Basic concepts
  • Advanced concepts

Developing with Kafka

  • Using Apache Maven
  • Kafka API
  • Kafka API caveats

Advanced Kafka development

  • Advanced consumers and producers
  • Advanced Offset Handling
  • Transactions
  • Multithreading consumers

Day 2

Kafka and Avro

  • Why serialize
  • Avro and serialization formats

Kafka Connect

  • Using Kafka Connect
  • Importing from JDBC
  • Exporting to HDFS

Kafka Streams

  • Kafka Streams
  • Kafka Streams API


  • Using KSQL

Prerequisite knowledge

  • A working knowledge of Java
  • Familiarity with big data technologies (useful but not required)

What you'll learn

  • Learn how to create large-scale real-time systems using Apache Kafka, how to use Apache Avro with Kafka, how to use Kafka Streams to create data pipelines, and how to configure Kafka Connect to put data into and take data out of Kafka
  • Understand how real-time distributed systems are different from batch systems and best practices and common architectural patterns when creating solutions with Kafka
  • Discover how to create Kafka producers and consumers
  • See how to use your existing SQL skills with KSQL
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Jesse Anderson

Big Data Institute

Jesse Anderson is a data engineer, creative engineer, and managing director of the Big Data Institute. Jesse trains employees on big data—including cutting-edge technology like Apache Kafka, Apache Hadoop, and Apache Spark. He’s taught thousands of students at companies ranging from startups to Fortune 100 companies the skills to become data engineers. He’s widely regarded as an expert in the field and recognized for his novel teaching practices. Jesse is published by O’Reilly and Pragmatic Programmers and has been covered in such prestigious media outlets as the Wall Street Journal, CNN, BBC, NPR, Engadget, and Wired. You can learn more about Jesse at

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  • Cisco
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  • Intel
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  • MemSQL
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
  • SAS
  • Arcadia Data
  • BMC Software
  • Hazelcast
  • SAP
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Anaconda
  • Esri
  •, Inc.
  • Kyligence
  • Pitney Bowes
  • Talend
  • Google Cloud
  • Confluent
  • DataStax
  • Dremio
  • Immuta
  • Impetus Technologies Inc.
  • Keyence
  • Kyvos Insights
  • StreamSets
  • Striim
  • Syncsort
  • SK holdings C&C

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