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Kafka Summit London 2019

May 13-14, 2019 | London


Apache Kafka vs. Integration Middleware (MQ, ETL, ESB) – Friends, Enemies or Frenemies?

Session Level: Beginner

MQ, ETL and ESB middleware are often used as integration backbone between legacy applications, modern microservices and cloud services. This introduces several challenges and complexities like point-to-point integration or non-scalable architectures. This session discusses how to build a completely event-driven streaming platform leveraging Apache Kafka’s open source messaging, integration and streaming components to leverage distributed processing, fault-tolerance, rolling upgrades and the ability to reprocess events. Learn the differences between a event-driven streaming platform leveraging Apache Kafka and middleware like MQ, ETL and ESBs – including best practices and anti-patterns, but also how these concepts and tools complement each other in an enterprise architecture.

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