Conference Program


Pulsar for Kafka People

10:40 AM - 11:20 AM PDT, June 18, 2020 | Track 3

Apache Kafka and Apache Pulsar are both popular messaging frameworks. Apache Kafka has a big user base and people will want to know how Kafka and Pulsar are either the same or different in many respects. This talk will cover the key differences and how Pulsar adds new features that missing in Kafka.
We will cover:
The architectural differences and similarities in Pulsar and Kafka. Show use of BookKeeper and what that allows.
The Producer API and functionality differences. Show HelloWorld for both.
The Consumer API and functionality differences. Show HelloWorld for both.
The core use case and functionality differences. Show Pulsar as handling all of Kafka’s use cases and new ones that aren’t possible with Kafka.

This talk will allow people who are choosing between Kafka and Pulsar to have a more accurate and in-depth understanding of the differences between them. For companies considering a switch from Kafka to Pulsar, this talk will give them the cheatsheet to go back and make a more informed decision.


Jesse Anderson

Jesse Anderson is a Data Engineer, Creative Engineer and Managing Director of Big Data Institute. He works with companies ranging from startups to Fortune 100 companies on Big Data. This includes training on cutting edge technologies like Apache Kafka, Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark. He has taught over 30,000 people the skills to become data engineers. He is widely regarded as an expert in the field and for his novel teaching practices. Jesse is published on O’Reilly and Pragmatic Programmers. He has been covered in prestigious publications such as The Wall Street Journal, CNN, BBC, NPR, Engadget, and Wired.