Apache Kafka Series - Confluent Schema Registry & REST Proxy
What you'll learn
- Write simple and complex Avro Schemas
- Create, Write and Read Avro objects in Java
- Write a Java Producer and Consumer leveraging Avro data and the Schema Registry
- Learn about Schema Evolution
- Perform Schema evolution using the command line and in Java
- Utilize the REST Proxy using a REST Client
- Good knowledge of Apache Kafka
- Some Java knowledge
- A recent computer (Windows / Linux / Mac OS X) with 4GB of RAM
- Understand JSON data format
- Knowledge of REST APIs is better
The new volume in the Apache Kafka Series!
Learn Apache Avro, the Confluent Schema Registry for Apache Kafka and the Confluent REST Proxy for Apache Kafka. Join hundreds of knowledge savvy students into learning some of the most important components in a typical Apache Kafka stack.
Take a look at these student reviews...
5 stars - "Excellent course. A must for Apache Kafka users." – Mayank
5 stars -"Beautiful explanation of Avro and how to use it with Apache Kafka. This knowledge enhancing like all your other courses. We have Apache Kafka from Confluent in our enterprise and this is what I was exactly looking for. Thanks a lot." – Vinod
5 stars - "Stephane Maarek is truly remarkable instructor! His instructional videos do not disappoint, they keep me wanting more and provide exactly the Kafka skills needed to be successful." – Troy
Apache Avro is one of the most powerful and most popular fast data serialisation mechanism with Apache Kafka
> Schema is a first class citizen of the data
> Data serialisation format that is lightweight
> Documentation is embedded in the schema
> Easy to read and write using many languages
> Fast & Big data de-facto data serialisation format
Confluent Schema Registry for Apache Kafka is the de-facto standard way of storing Avro Schemas for your Apache Kafka Topics.
> Stores a versioned history of all your schemas in Apache Kafka
> Supports and enforces conditions for schema evolution (backward, forward, full compatibility)
> Kafka Avro Serialiser and Deserialiser automatically integrate with Apache Kafka and Confluent Schema Registry
> Make your messages much smaller and lighter! Perfect for increasing Apache Kafka throughput and performance
Confluent REST Proxy is the perfect way to communicate for sending Avro data using non Java languages to Apache Kafka.
> Write and Read binary, JSON and Avro data to Apache Kafka using an HTTP REST API
> Interact with Apache Kafka using any programming language (not just Java)
> Consult topic list and topic metadata in Apache Kafka
Hands On & Theory Based Course
Note: This course is comprehensive, and the Apache Kafka related bits do not start before the Kafka Schema Registry section. This is to ensure Avro Schema and Avro in Java is fully understood before moving to the Confluent Schema Registry for Apache Kafka.
This course is the first and only available Kafka Schema Registry and Kafka REST Proxy course on the web. Get it now to become an Apache Kafka expert!
My name is Stephane Maarek, and I'll be your instructor in this course. I teach about Apache Kafka, the Kafka ecosystem and Kafka Certifications with my focus always on helping my students improve their professional proficiencies. I am also the co-founder of Conduktor: an enterprise Apache Kafka platform & UI to help everyone use Kafka.
Throughout my career in designing and delivering these certifications and courses, I have already taught 1,000,000+ students and gotten 350,000+ reviews!
With Apache Kafka becoming much more than a buzzword out there, I've decided it's time for students to properly learn how to be a Kafka professional. So, let’s kick start the course! You are in good hands!
This Course Also Comes With:
Lifetime Access to All Future Updates
A responsive instructor in the Q&A Section
Links to interesting articles, and lots of good code to base your next applications onto
Udemy Certificate of Completion Ready for Download
This is the course that could improve your career!
Apache Kafka is a skill in high demand and there are not enough people to fulfill all the open positions. You can boost your income, take on new roles and fun challenges. Many of my students are now the Kafka experts of their companies! You can be the next!
I hope to see you inside the course!
Note: Looking for more advanced Kafka concepts? There are many volumes in the Apache Kafka Series:
Learn Kafka for Beginners v2 (great to start)
Kafka Connect Hands On Learning
Kafka Streams for Data Processing
KSQL on ksqlDB - Hands On!
Kafka Cluster Setup & Administration
Confluent Schema Registry & Kafka REST Proxy
Kafka Security (SSL SASL ACL)
Kafka Monitoring and Operations
Who this course is for:
- Developers who would like to learn how to write and run an application that leverages Avro and the Schema Registry
- Architects who want to understand the role of the Schema Registry and REST Proxy in an enterprise pipeline
- This course is intended for people who fully understand the basics of Kafka
- People who want to learn the Confluent Components: Schema Registry and REST Proxy
Stephane is a solutions architect, consultant and software developer that has a particular interest in all things related to Big Data, Cloud & API. He's also a many-times best seller instructor on Udemy for his courses in AWS and Apache Kafka.
[See FAQ below to see in which order you can take my courses]
Stéphane is recognized as an AWS Hero and is an AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional & AWS Certified DevOps Professional. He loves to teach people how to use the AWS properly, to get them ready for their AWS certifications, and most importantly for the real world.
He also loves Apache Kafka. He sits on the 2019 Program Committee organizing the Kafka Summit in New York, London and San Francisco. He is also an active member of the Apache Kafka community, authoring blogs on Medium and a guest blog for Confluent.
During his spare time he enjoys cooking, practicing yoga, surfing, watching TV shows, and traveling to awesome destinations!
FAQ: In which order should you learn?...
AWS Cloud: Start with AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate, then move on to AWS Certified Developer Associate and then AWS Certified SysOps Administrator. Afterwards you can either do AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional or AWS Certified DevOps Professional, or a specialty certification of your choosing.
Apache Kafka: Start with Apache Kafka for Beginners, then you can learn Connect, Streams and Schema Registry if you're a developer, and Setup and Monitoring courses if you're an admin. Both tracks are needed to pass the Confluent Kafka certification.
Conduktor is an Apache Kafka enterprise platform that helps your team be more efficient and faster at using Apache Kafka.
Conduktor Desktop is our first product: an Apache Kafka desktop client that allows developers use Apache Kafka with confidence. The Apache Kafka UI is adapted for all Kafka clusters and has features for the entire Apache Kafka ecosystem, including Confluent, Kafka Connect and Kafka Streams!
The Conduktor Platform is in early preview, please contact us for more information.
Conduktor was founded by Stéphane Maarek, the best-selling instructor on Apache Kafka here on Udemy.