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Published September 2, 2022

Apache Kafka is an open-source software platform for processing streams of events. Developed for the streaming and archiving of data, Kafka is now supported by a large ecosystem of third-party applications. Developed by the founders of Confluent, Kafka was initially created in 2007 while the three creators were at LinkedIn.

Confluent for Apache Kafka and Confluent for Kubernetes
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Published August 24, 2021

Today’s decision-making is different than even a few years ago.  More “data” is used, and the data inputs take several forms, including humans.

A big part of today’s strategy and decision-making at enterprise-class organizations are committees, made up of a company’s subject matter experts and relevant stakeholders for a critical company initiative.  They may meet quarterly or as needed and the committee work is in addition to their “day job.”

In a recent survey of decision-makers and professionals working in, or overseeing, integration infrastructure (i2) architecture or operations at large enterprises, we found that these corporate priorities warranted having a committee:

Top Committees in 2021:

  • Cloud Strategy
  • IT Transformation
  • Innovation
  • Risk Management
  • Quality / Customer Experience (CX) Improvement
  • Other - Integrations

Upon further discussion with senior executives, we kept hearing that while all committees officially drove strategy and direction for their initiative, the named initiatives with both a committee and an attached budget to fund the initiative made progress much more quickly.

Who is Driving Enterprise-wide Innovation, Transformation, Cloud Strategy and More?