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Reflections on Event Streaming as Confluent Turns Five – Part 2

When people ask me the very top-level question “why do people use Kafka,” I usually lead with the story in my last post, where I talked about how Apache Kafka® is helping us deliver on the promises the cloud made to us a decade ago. But I follow it up quickly with a second and potentially unrelated pattern: real-time data pipelines. These provide a different set of motivations for using an event streaming platform than scaling and microservices: specifically, the need to produce analytics results and business insights faster than the next...