Bridge to the Cloud

Real-time event streaming is enabling enterprises to change their organizational direction and speed to market across all industries. Steve Howard, a Systems Engineer with Confluent, founded by the creators of open source Apache Kafka®, will provide an overview of what event streaming is and why it is different. He will also discuss Confluent Cloud™ - a fully-managed streaming data service based on Apache Kafka. Engineers who want to build streaming applications can easily get started with a fully-built Kafka cluster and related services. Deployable in minutes, it is the ideal service for applications that require very low latency and the ability to scale.

Join this session to learn how Confluent Cloud provides a 99.95% uptime SLA and start developing in minutes on a simple, resilient, and secure cloud service. Unlike proprietary services, Confluent Cloud offers the same open-source Kafka APIs that you know and love - giving you access to the vibrant Kafka ecosystem. Unleash developer productivity and focus on what matters most—velocity!

We will cover:

  • Deploying on leading public clouds
  • Building a bridge to the cloud
  • Operating at scale

About Steve Howard


Steve Howard is a System Engineer with Confluent, the leading provider of Apache Kafka. His over 20 year career includes work in Big Five Consulting, Insurance, Logistics, Search Engines, and Retail, largely in the data architecture and engineering space. He is passionate about real time streaming and the ability to change the direction of organizations to be more event driven.