Paolo Patierno

Paolo Patierno

Paolo Patierno

About Paolo

Paolo is a Principal Software Engineer working for Red Hat on the messaging and IoT team. He has been working on different integration projects having AMQP with Apache Kafka and Spark and on the EnMasse messaging-as-a-service project about the integration with MQTT. Currently, he is focusing on Apache Kafka and how to deploy and run it on Kubernetes and OpenShift through the Strimzi project in a cloud-native environment. He is also committer for different Eclipse projects like Hono, Paho and Vert.x mostly related to the IoT space. Finally, he is Microsoft MVP for the Azure category since 2014.

Strimzi: running your Apache Kafka cluster on Kubernetes

Apache Kafka has emerged as a leading platform for building real-time data pipelines but operating such a distributed system at scale can be complex and tedious, and must address concerns such as scalability, elasticity, reliability, and resilience. Kubernetes eases the operational burden by addressing these concerns out-of-the-box. It seems that there are too many challenges for Apache Kafka to fall in love with Kubernetes but it’s where the Strimzi project comes to help. During this session, we’ll see how it can be true love and how it’s possible to leverage the AKS service for running an Apache Kafka workload with a few deployment steps.


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