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Jun 9, 2022

What’s coming for Uptime 2022?

Check out this post for the program highlights for Uptime 2022 - the conference on open source data technology in the cloud, organized by Aiven.

Ana Vasiliuk

Ana Vasiliuk

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Community Manager at Aiven


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Uptime 2022 is coming in just a few months and we’re very excited to meet the open source data community on September 14-15! The conference will be held at Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam (we’re meeting in-person, yay!), and rest assured that the schedule will be packed with insightful content.

Our program committee has put together a great selection of breakout sessions and keynotes on open source data tech topics.

Program Highlights

For our first edition of Uptime, we’re proud to have some truly inspiring keynotes. Jason Yee from Gremlin will kick off the first day with a keynote discussing data systems and the power of open source. And at the end of the first day, no one wants to miss out on the talk by Rob Barnes from HashiCorp on data security and a zero trust approach.

Amanda Brock from OpenUK will kick off the second day with a keynote that sounds thought-provoking: navigating the Open Source Definition in times of conflict.

To round off the conference, we’ll hear from Dirk-Willem van Gulik, Founder, first President and Member of the Apache Software Foundation.


There’s quite a selection of open source database talks, so it’s hard to pick favorites; but here are some delectable tidbits.

For those who are curious about databases in containers, we recommend checking out the sessions “A journey to MySQL in K8s” by Elisa Usai and “Deploying PostgreSQL on Kubernetes” by Karen Jex.

For those interested in columnar databases and OLAP, this ClickHouse talk by Olena Kutsenko is a great option to help you understand how to make the most of it. There is also a session about Apache Pinot by Mark Needham and Karin Wolok. They will talk about the OLAP database designed for ultra low latency analytics and how it works with Apache Kafka.

For more PostgreSQL and MySQL goodness, be sure to check out “Aggregates in PGX: An Adventure” by James Blackwood-Sewell and “Explaining EXPLAIN” by Dave Stokes to learn how to optimize your queries.

Data Streaming

This is one of the hottest topics at Uptime 2022 and we hope you’re excited to learn about all of the tools. Christopher Hoult will give an introduction to Benthos - which promises "fancy stream processing made operationally mundane". This will be useful for learning some techniques that improve your real-time processing efforts and increase the business value you can derive from your data flows.

For all the fans of Apache Kafka and Apache Flink, we’ve got a great selection of talks. Check this out:

Metrics, Monitoring, and Observability

For some metrics and monitoring content, check out the lightning talks by Dave Stoke “Monitoring Your Open Source Database with Percona Monitoring And Management for Beginners” and Steve Flanders “5 Reasons Why OpenTelemetry is the Future of Observability”. Steve will also dive deeper into OpenTelemetry in his breakout session about the components of OpenTelemetry and how you can get started. Daniel González Lopes will introduce you to Grafana k6 - a developer-centric and open-source load testing tool built for making performance testing a productive and enjoyable experience.

See you in Amsterdam!

We hope this blog post inspires you to join us on September 14-15 - claim your ticket here! Rest assured, there will be plenty of opportunities to interact with fellow developers, learn from great speakers, and simply have fun!

This event is also a great opportunity for us to give back to the open source community, as we’ll be donating 100% from registration fees to open source foundations.

*We’ll be sharing some sneak peeks of Uptime’s talks and activities on Twitter soon, so look out for those. Use #Uptime2022 to follow the conversation and see the latest posts. *

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