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Kafka Summit London 2019

May 13-14, 2019 | London


Shivnath Babu

CTO, Adjunct Professor, Unravel Data

Shivnath Babu is the CTO at Unravel Data Systems and an adjunct professor of computer science at Duke University. His research focuses on ease-of-use and manageability of data-intensive systems, automated problem diagnosis, and cluster sizing for applications running on cloud platforms. Shivnath cofounded Unravel to solve the application management challenges that companies face when they adopt systems like Hadoop and Spark. Unravel originated from the Starfish platform built at Duke, which has been downloaded by over 100 companies. Shivnath has won a US National Science Foundation CAREER Award, three IBM Faculty Awards, and an HP Labs Innovation Research Award.


Using Machine Learning to Understand Kafka Runtime Behavior

Apache Kafka is now nearly ubiquitous in modern data pipelines and use cases.  While the Kafka development model is elegantly simple, operating Kafka clusters in production environments is a challenge. It’s hard to troubleshoot misbehaving Kafka clusters, especially when there are potentially hundreds or thousands of topics, producers and consumers ... Read More

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