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Apache Kafka vs. Integration Middleware (MQ, ETL, ESB) – Friends, Enemies or Frenemies? Kai Waehner

September 13, 2019

MQ, ETL and ESB middleware are often used as integration backbone between legacy applications, modern microservices and cloud services. This introduces several challenges and complexities like point-to-point integration or non-scalable architectures. This session discusses how to build a completely event-driven streaming platform leveraging Apache Kafka’s open source messaging, integration and streaming components to leverage distributed processing, fault-tolerance, rolling upgrades and the ability to reprocess events. nLearn the differences between an event-driven streaming platform leveraging Apache Kafka and middleware like MQ, ETL and ESBs – including best practices and anti-patterns, but also how these concepts and tools complement each other in an enterprise architecture.

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