Streaming data is everywhere. IoT, high tech manufacturing, national security, smart cities, web log analysis, systems telemetry, AI and ML workflows, and a myriad of other modern use cases are driving this trend skyward.
Archive for the ‘Apache Kafka’ Category
Core support for Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL) was added to Apache Kafka in the 0.10.2 release. This allows for simple username/password authentication to Kafka using SASL. We are excited to add this authentication mechanism to the Eventador service. Here is how it works.
Early this week I gave a talk at the Austin Kafka/Stream Processing Meetup. It was a great time and we had a fantastic turnout. I wanted to share the slides, examples, and a couple of thoughts on the Meetup itself.
When we started Eventador.io in 2016 we needed a simple data source to help us build the platform on. We needed something that exemplified streaming data, something massively dynamic, and something with a lot of data. Tweets were played out, we wanted something better.
One of the omnipresent challenges of building a product from scratch is you don’t initially know exactly how customers will want to use it. You build the product you would want to use and are passionate about, however, you must also listen to customers as you evolve your product to deliver exactly what they really […]
This release focuses on making the service even more robust, easier to use, and overall customer experience. Many of these features were inspired by direct feedback from you, our customers. Thank you for helping us build the best Apache Kafka™ managed service in existence.
Since the very first release of Eventador.io we have had a SQL interface. We strongly believe that SQL is an incredible language for dealing with streaming data. Not only semantically, but also because it opens up a whole ecosystem of tools and utilities. As we have grown and gathered customer feedback over the last number […]
Eventador 0.7 is out! It’s our first release after gathering customer feedback and lessons learned from the platform since our 0.5 release. We pushed a number of bug fixes and minor improvements that will make our platform more powerful and easy to use. Additionally, we launched a couple of really important new features: One-Click Scaling […]
Every Kafka deployment on Eventador has an associated access control list (ACL). The ACL defines what IP addresses are whitelisted and allowed access to produce and consume to and from your deployment. In fact, there are no entries at deploy time, thus access is completely denied. In order to use our service you must first […]
Getting connected and producing (publishing) and consuming (subscribing) messages is relatively easy in Apache Kafka. In this post we will go over connecting, producing a simple message, and consuming that message via one of a couple native python clients. Most languages are similar and there are a host of native drivers to choose from.