New curriculum offers Apache Kafka developers key skills for dealing with fast-growing streaming data
MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the industry’s only Converged Data Platform, today announced at Kafka Summit 2016 it is now offering stream processing training via MapR Academy’s free On-Demand Training program. The new training enables Apache Kafka developers to extend their real-time analytics and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Developers can also benefit with MapR Streams, that provides Kafka-compatibility, integrated security, multi-data center support as an integrated component of the MapR Converged Data Platform.
“Companies interested in Apache Kafka will immediately see the value of our growing library of free on-demand training courses that focus on data-in-motion for real-time analytics and IoT applications,” said Suzanne Ferry, vice president of global education and training, MapR Technologies. “MapR Academy has created these new courses to deliver best-in-class professional training on critical big data technologies like Kafka and MapR Streams to both development and IT operations teams.”
MapR Streams is the newly released, global event publish and subscribe framework, that is integrated directly into the MapR Converged Data Platform. MapR converges the power of Hadoop, Spark and other open source technologies into one unified, enterprise-grade platform for streaming, real-time database capabilities, and enterprise storage.
Stream processing experts data Artisans recently tested MapR Streams with Apache Flink performance with the Yahoo! stream processing benchmark and it resulted in MapR Streams delivering an incredible 10 million events per second with 3X replication.
“We benchmarked MapR Streams with Apache Flink and were blown away by the results,” said Kostas Tzoumas, co-founder and CEO, data Artisans. “Ten million events per second is incredible throughput, and the 3X replication adds a level of data protection that will please enterprise IT shops.”
The free curriculum from MapR based on stream processing, includes:
- DEV 350 - Streams Essentials training provides developers a broad understanding of the core concepts behind stream processing and prepares them to begin using MapR Streams. Sample topics include MapR Streams overview, use cases, Streams architecture, core components, and summary of “life of a message.”
- DEV 351 - Streams Development training gives developers the core concepts necessary to build simple MapR Streams applications as well as a basic framework for building and configuring Stream Processing applications. Sample topics include creating a stream, developing/configuring stream producers and consumers, describing properties, and options for producers and consumers.
More than 50,000 professionals have enrolled in MapR Academy’s On-Demand Training for an easy way to receive free online Hadoop training. The free curriculum also covers Apache Spark, Apache Drill, and other technologies. The courses offer the same depth and content as instructor-led training courses, and include hands-on exercises, labs and quizzes to ensure an effective, interactive learning experience.
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