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Ankur Desai is a Sr. Product Marketing Manager at MapR. He leads the go-to-market efforts for MapR Streams. Previously Ankur worked at SAP on product marketing of SAP HANA. Ankur holds an MBA from Dartmouth College, and a Bachelor of Engineering in Information Technology from University of Mumbai.

Kafka Connect on MapR

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In this week’s Whiteboard Walkthrough, Ankur Desai, Senior Product Marketing Manager at MapR, describes how Apache Kafka Connect and a REST API simplify and improve agility in working with streaming data from a variety of data sources including legacy database or data warehouse. He also explains the differences in this architecture when you use MapR Streams versus Kafka for data ...

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Kafka Connect and Kafka REST API on MapR: Streaming Just Became a Whole Lot Easier!

In my previous blogpost, I explained the three major components of a streaming architecture. Most streaming architectures have three major components – producers, a streaming system, and consumers. Producers (such as Apache Flume) publish event data into a streaming system after collecting it from the data source, transforming it into the desired format, and optionally filtering, aggregating, and enriching it. ...

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