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Kafka Summit San Francisco 2018

October 16-17, 2018 | San Francisco

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Shawn Robertson

Software Engineer, IBM Canada

Over the past 18 years, Shawn has worked extensively with database and data replication technologies as an IBM developer. A passion for data integrity and consistency started with designing applications for high parallelism, high volume and stress testing of DB2 releases, and evolved into a continuing engineering role where he owned DB2’s backup and restore functionality and team. His most recent work has been focused on Kafka where he has been involved in defining and designing replication solutions that extend the core strengths of relational databases and leverage the astounding potential of the Kafka real-time data streaming platform.


Transactionally Consistent, Ordered, Exactly-Once Replication from the Database to Kafka in the Cloud and Back—A Solution for Leveraging Kafka to Provide End-to-End ACID Transactions

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We will cover a new solution and discuss the challenges in replicating database transactions, consisting of multiple ordered operations, to Kafka and through to the end consumer application. Be it a Z mainframe, DB2, Oracle or other database, there exists a need for Kafka consumer applications to understand the transactional ... Read More

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