I Can’t Believe It’s Not A Queue: Using Kafka with Rails - RailsConf 2016

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May 04, 2016

I Can’t Believe It’s Not A Queue: Using Kafka with Rails - RailsConf 2016

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3VQIGD5iGo

Your existing message system is great, until it gets overloaded. Then what? That's when you should try Kafka.

Kafka's designed to be resilient. It takes the stress out of moving from a Rails monolith into a scalable system of microservices. Since you can capture every event that happens in your app, it's great for logging. You can even use Kafka's distributed, ordered log to simulate production load in your staging environment.

Come and learn about Kafka, where it fits in your Rails app, and how to make it do the things that message queues simply can't.

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May 04, 2016
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