Hands On: Apache Kafka

Scott Robinson
David Landup
Arpendu Kumar Garai


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Unlock the power of real-time data streaming and processing with our comprehensive and practical course, "Hands-on: Apache Kafka". This all-encompassing course is designed to take you from beginner to expert in Apache Kafka, one of the most popular open-source distributed streaming platforms in the industry.

Kafka is a highly scalable, distributed, and fault-tolerant open-source streaming platform that enables the handling of real-time data processing and streaming. Developed by the Apache Software Foundation, Kafka was designed to provide a unified, high-throughput, and low-latency platform for managing real-time data feeds. It quickly gained popularity due to its exceptional performance, durability, and the ability to handle millions of events per second, making it the go-to choice for many large-scale, data-intensive applications.

Kafka's versatile nature allows it to be used in a wide variety of applications, such as real-time analytics, log aggregation, event sourcing, and messaging systems. With its robust architecture and flexible APIs, it has become the backbone for many modern data-driven applications, empowering businesses to make data-driven decisions and adapt to ever-evolving needs.

Throughout 14+ lessons, you'll gain a strong foundation in Kafka's cluster architecture, learn how to install and set up your own Kafka environment, and delve into the essential APIs that enable you to produce, consume, and process data streams effectively. The course also features a deep-dive into integrating Kafka with Spring Boot, a widely-used framework for building Java-based applications.

By the end of this course, you'll have hands-on experience with creating efficient data pipelines using Spring Boot and Kafka, as well as implementing reactive stream processing in real-world scenarios. You'll be equipped with the skills to tackle modern data challenges head-on, enabling you to build scalable, fault-tolerant, and high-performing applications.

Key takeaways from this course include:

  • Comprehensive understanding of Kafka's cluster architecture and its components
  • Proficiency in using the Producer, Consumer, Streams, and Connect APIs
  • Expertise in integrating Kafka with Spring Boot and Spring Cloud Stream Kafka
  • Insights into reactive Kafka and real-time data streaming using Spark and Kafka
  • Three guided projects that provide hands-on experience in building data pipelines, reactive stream processing, and real-time data streaming solutions

Whether you're a software engineer, data engineer, or an aspiring developer, "Hands-on: Apache Kafka" is the perfect course to help you harness the potential of real-time data streaming and processing. Join us on this journey to transform your skillset and stay ahead of the curve in the fast-paced world of data-driven technologies.


Last Updated: Aug 2023

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