Published on May 4, 2016
The new Kafka API in 0.9 is much easier to use and provides better control over how data moves from message producer to consumer. As a side benefit, it also hides the details of the implementation of Kafka which opens the door for better performance and new implementation strategies such as the ones used in MapR Streams.
Hear Tug Grall, Technical Evangelist, walk through some simple sample programs and describe gotchas that might catch you. Along the way, he will explain what makes Kafka-esque message passing so different from other approaches and how this approach is what you really need for coding up micro-services.
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