Confluent Announces ksqlDB – An Event Streaming Database

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A recent press release states, “Confluent, Inc., the event streaming platform pioneer, today announced ksqlDB, an event streaming database that seeks to unify the multiple systems involved in stream processing into a single, easy-to-use solution for building event streaming applications. ksqlDB aims to bring the approachable feel of relational databases to the world of stream processing, making it easier for developers to build the event streaming applications that are increasingly required to compete and succeed in the modern era.”

The release goes on, “People demand immediacy in every aspect of their digital lives. These expectations were set by companies who harnessed the power of real-time by shifting their thinking from “data” to “events.” While data gives information about the way things are, events provide the richer story about how things got there. And by streaming events in real-time, innovative companies have transformed how we shop, bank, and hail rides. It is these experiences that are shaping what people expect from every other organization they interact with – seventy-three percent of people say that one extraordinary experience with a company raises their expectations of others.”

It adds, “However, building event streaming applications is complex, and requires knowledge of multiple distributed systems that have to be integrated, secured, monitored, and operated as one. This complexity paired with the surging demand for event streaming applications has pushed Apache Kafka® to becoming the second-highest paid tech skill in the United States, according to a report by As a result, building event streaming applications is out of reach for most organizations.”

Read more at Business Wire.

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