Everything that is not dead is developing: plants and animals develop; friendships develop; organizations develop. And while data infrastructure is rightly considered not to be a living thing, event streaming platforms develop too.
The lens of development as a phenomenon brings clarity to Apache Kafka/Confluent Platform's future direction, as we see the elements of a completed streaming platform combining with the properties of a cloud-native system to produce a mature platform capable of things earlier versions of itself could not envision.
It is time for Kafka's future.
Viktor has comprehensive expertise in building enterprise application architectures using open source technologies.
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