30 Sep 2019 Read in about 2 min
Hi everyone, I’m sharing this from the Kafka Summit San Francisco.
Apache Kafka has become a central component of the modern data platform or microservice-based architecture. Nothing new there.
Kafka is also known to be painful for operational teams to manage. Everyone wants NoOps. Nothing new there either.
Even after ten years. To be slightly fair to the community, expectations are rising higher than the technology is able to develop.
Lenses has a proven record as a DataOps layer over data infrastructures such as Kafka and Kubernetes. This empowers developers to build code-free streaming apps with confidence and deploy via GitOps.
But that still leaves the infrastructure challenges of Kafka. This has now got to a tipping point and a race-to-the-door towards a hosted managed Kafka service.
But before everyone rushes, it’s important to remember that Kafka is just one of many infrastructure components that are required as part of a successful data platform architecture.
You need a compute platform for your workloads (for example via Kubernetes), secret management, identity management, a range of data stores or applications as your data sources and sinks and more.
There’s no better partner in the market with such a rich set of mature services than AWS. We’ve been collaborating with their product teams for a while and have helped many customers such as Vortexa successfully migrate from self-managed to Amazon MSK.
Today we are formally announcing our partnership and our drive to reduce the time and effort required to build new and secure data experiences for our customers.
This partnership fully aligns with our mission: “To enable a small team, to deliver in a few days what currently large teams usually take months to deliver, and to do that in a future-proof way”.
You want to give Lenses & MSK a try in just a few minutes ? Follow the 3 steps here
Read more into Lenses with AWS MSK in Spiros’ blog
And read our press release
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