Unlocking the future of Kafka with Tiered Storage: Expert insights and what’s next

Are you passionate about data, storage, and data streaming systems like Apache Kafka®? Tiered Storage, a feature of Apache Kafka 3.6 which allows the offloading of data to object storage in the cloud, is the game-changer you’ve been waiting for.

Aiven experts and special guest Francois Visconte from Datadog will unpack everything you need to know about Kafka Tiered Storage.

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Why should you attend?

Hear from the experts

Get questions answered about tiered storage, challenges, Aiven solutions, and impact on developer experience with livestream host Jenn Junod, and panel moderator Francesco Tisiot.

Hear from Josep Prat, member of the Apache Kafka maintainers, who will focus on the technical underpinnings required to make tiered storage happen, and will also explore its impact on the open-source Kafka community and the developer experience

The special guest will delve into the intricacies of tiered storage, sharing their firsthand experience with implementing and testing this game-changing solution in Kafka.

Unlock the secrets of tiered storage

Tiered Storage offers several key advantages such as enhanced data storage flexibility, improved reliability and risk mitigation and accelerated service scalability. Join the stream to learn how this will revolutionize your data streaming.

Futuristic views

Get a look at where tiered storage is headed and what's next on the horizon.

Be a part of the OSS community

This stream is kicking off at the beginning of Hacktoberfest. If you're looking to get into open source, this is your perfect start!

Read more about power of open source: The Stairway to Apache Kafka® Tiered Storage


Jenn Junod
Jenn Junod

Developer Advocate, Aiven

Jenn is a Developer Advocate at Aiven committed to empowering developers and enhancing data infrastructure. Balancing her tech focus, she hosts two shows—Teach Jenn Tech, focused on learning together to demolish tech barriers, and Sh!t You Don't Want to Talk About, tackling complex topics like mental health and diversity. Whether she's solving problems through code, sharing knowledge with others, or sparking conversations on her shows, Jenn is a passionate advocate for social justice in the tech industry, striving to create inclusive spaces where everyone feels heard.

Francesco Tisiot
Francesco Tisiot

Senior Product Marketing Manager, AI Services, Aiven

Francesco comes from Verona, Italy and works as a Senior Product Marketing Manager, AI Services at Aiven. With his many years of experience as a data engineer, he has stories to tell and advice for data-wranglers everywhere. Francesco loves sharing knowledge with others as a speaker and writer, and is on a mission to defend the world from bad Italian food!

Josep Prat
Josep Prat

Open Source Engineering Director, Aiven

Josep Prat is a Open Source Software Director at Aiven and is passionate about Open Source Technologies. With a strong background in Scala and distributed systems, he contributes to several Open Source Projects around streaming technologies. In his spare time, Josep enjoys late and long brunches on Sundays.

Francois Visconte portrait
Francois Visconte

Senior Software Engineer at Datadog

Francois works as a Software Engineer at Datadog, a leading observability and security SaaS platform. He works on the team responsible for Datadog's Kafka infrastructure, ingesting petabytes of data per day. Prior to working at Datadog, he was an engineer working on streaming infrastructure at Meta and Criteo. He loves talking about data streaming, observability and distributed systems. In his spare time, you can find him riding around his hometown of Lyon, France on one of his many bicycles.

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