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About Apache Kafka

Apache Kafka is a high-performance distributed and scalable messaging system and streaming platform. Originally created at LinkedIn to process large amounts of data, Kafka is now used by more and more companies as their central nervous system for data.

Kafkas focus on performance and persistence enables companies to rethink their IT architecture. This introduces new challenges for architects and operators.

In this instructor-led course you will not only experience what makes Kafka such a successful streaming platform but also how to identify challenges and obstacles and how to resolve them as easily as possible.

 

Course Objectives

  • Learn, how to successfully design and operate your Kafka-centered IT projects
  • Enjoy the hands-on experiences in the labs and have fun during our highly interactive course.
  • Enable your team and yourself to operate Kafka in production and explore how to improve your Kafka setup right after the course.
  • Learn the industry best practices on how to run and operate Kafka in Production.

Apache Kafka Fundamentals

Course Code

GTDSAKF

Duration

2 Days

Course Fee

€2,300

Please contact us in relation to group bookings and discounts.

Accreditation

N/A

Target Audience

This course focuses mainly on IT Architects and IT Operators that want to get started with Kafka or deepen their experience with Kafka. But it is also a good start for Developers longing for a deeper understanding how Kafka works internally. Technical Team Leads will enjoy especially the first part of the course to get a better understanding of Kafka and the mechanisms that make Kafka the high-performant system it is.

Attendee Requirements

This course is for Computer Scientists and IT experts. It requires a good general understanding of how IT systems work together to provide value for organizations. Although not necessary it is advantageous to have some experience with the following technologies:

  • Messaging Systems
  • Networking
  • Linux Administration

For the Labs we provide web-based access to our Linux Virtual Machines. The labs are based on Docker. Previous experience with Docker is helpful but not mandatory.

For our highly interactive Online Courses we are using Zoom. You should have Zoom installed on an Internet-connected Laptop and find a quiet place where you can turn on your microphone and webcam.

 

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Course Description

About Apache Kafka

Apache Kafka is a high-performance distributed and scalable messaging system and streaming platform. Originally created at LinkedIn to process large amounts of data, Kafka is now used by more and more companies as their central nervous system for data.

Kafkas focus on performance and persistence enables companies to rethink their IT architecture. This introduces new challenges for architects and operators.

In this instructor-led course you will not only experience what makes Kafka such a successful streaming platform but also how to identify challenges and obstacles and how to resolve them as easily as possible.

 

Course Objectives

  • Learn, how to successfully design and operate your Kafka-centered IT projects
  • Enjoy the hands-on experiences in the labs and have fun during our highly interactive course.
  • Enable your team and yourself to operate Kafka in production and explore how to improve your Kafka setup right after the course.
  • Learn the industry best practices on how to run and operate Kafka in Production.
Course Outline

 

Day 1: Hello Kafka

 

We discover Apache Kafka and learn how to use it successfully. We cover the basics so that every participant can start using it successfully immediately after the training.

 

The following topics are in focus:

 

  • Why Kafka? - Motivation for Kafka and common uses
  • What do we transport with Kafka? - Message types and topics
  • What is Kafka? - Kafka as a distributed log: logs, distributed systems, Kafka components, Kafka as a streaming platform
  • How does Kafka achieve its performance? - Partitions and consumer groups
  • How does Kafka achieve its reliability? - Replication, ACKs and Exactly Once

 

Day 2: Understanding and successfully using Kafka

 

Building on what we learned on the first day, we deepen our knowledge and experience with Kafka. We learn how Kafka really achieves reliability and scalability and how to optimize our Kafka cluster.

 

The following topics are in focus:

 

  • Production and consumption: What's really happening in clients and on brokers?
  • Persisting messages: Data and file structures - how does replication really work?
  • Cleaning up messages: how can we delete data we no longer need and free up storage space? - Log Retention and Compaction
  • Insights into the Kafka ecosystem: how do we connect Kafka to other systems like databases and external systems with Kafka Connect?
Exam

N/A

Learning Path

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Ways to Attend
  • Attend a public course, if there is one available. Please check our schedule, or register your interest in joining a course in your area.
  • Private onsite Team training also available, please contact us to discuss. We can customise this course to suit your business requirements.

Private Team Training is available for this course

We deliver this course either on or off-site in various regions around the world, and can customise your delivery to suit your exact business needs. Talk to us about how we can fine-tune a course to suit your team's current skillset and ultimate learning objectives.

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