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    Why We Love Kafka's Open Source Data Pipelines

    By Kayly Lange on 12/12/19 2:46 PM

    Apache Kafka is a popular choice for organizations that need to collect, move, and store large amounts of data. In fact, more than a third of the Fortune 500 companies use Kafka, including PayPal, Microsoft, and Uber. 

    In addition to top tech companies adopting Kafka, it's gaining popularity among organizations that are usually slow to adopt new technology.

    So why is it taking enterprises by storm?

    Topics: Flexibility engineering
    6 min read

    Comparing Cloud Providers: AWS vs. Azure vs. GCP

    By Kayly Lange on 6/13/19 9:55 AM

    In a little over a decade, the cloud went from a new buzzword and fascinating concept to indispensable for business. In fact, by 2020, it's predicted that 67% of enterprise infrastructure will be cloud-based, and 82% of the workload will reside on the cloud.

    Topics: Flexibility data engineering cloud providers dev engineering
    3 min read

    Why Modularity and Where to Start

    By Andrew Murray on 5/20/19 11:00 AM

    Through years of partnering with clients and integrating our solutions into their existing tools, we’ve always found that a bit of flexibility can go a long way. That’s why we’ve built the upcoming Enterprise Edition of our streaming platform to have removable pieces. We know that there is never a one-size fits all solution when it comes to data needs, and it forces our own product team into some great practices to ensure that we support all of the edge cases we allow.

    Topics: Flexibility enterprise infrastructure systems product engineering
    8 min read

    Why We Love GraphQL

    By Andrew Murray on 4/22/19 9:00 AM

    Introduced to the public in 2015, GraphQL came out of Facebook as the query language to power their transitioning of the mobile interfaces from web-based to native applications. Since then, it's been adopted by GitHub, Pinterest, Shopify and others to power their APIs.

    The reason? There are many things that set GraphQL apart from RESTful APIs, but the main difference is that the requester has more control over exactly which parts of the response they want. Control and flexibility matter to us.

    Topics: graphql product dev engineering