A couple of days ago, I have written a blog post about Confluent’s latest release : KsqlDB. Tim Berglund was kind enough to make a brief demo of the new product, and this raised a lot of questions from users.
Yesterday, Confluent posted a new Ask Confluent video, dedicated to KsqlDB. As usual, the show is hosted by Gwen Shapira. For this #16 episode, she guested Vinoth Chandar who worked on KsqlDB.
During this episode, many subject were tackled, like the difference between push queries and pull queries. Moreover, Gwen and Vinoth took the time to answer some misunderstandings of what exactly KsqlDB is, and how it relates to Ksql + Kafka Streams ecosystem. I must admit that Tim’s presentation was a bit rush, and after watching it twice, I also needed to reach back to Confluent’s dedicated website, and Jay Kreps’ blog post to grasp the concept behind KsqlDB, and what value it can bring to an organisation. Regarding this point, I think that dedicating an interactive presentation like Ask Confluent was a brillant idea, and I’m sure this will be appreciated by the community. Thanks guys for this !
During January, I’ll take the time to stream some sports data I have access to, push it to Kafka, and I’ll record a video to explain how to use KsqlDB, and show why this new product deserves so much attention.
Stay tuned !