Curing the Kafka Blindness – Streams Messaging Manager

Curing the Kafka Blindness – Streams Messaging Manager

Wednesday, February 6
2:00 PM - 2:40 PM
Room 103

Companies who use Kafka today struggle with monitoring and managing Kafka clusters. Kafka is a key backbone of IoT streaming analytics applications. The challenge is understanding what is going on overall in the Kafka cluster including performance, issues and message flows. No open source tool caters to the needs of different users that work with Kafka: DevOps/developers, platform team, and security/governance teams. See how the new Hortonworks Streams Messaging Manager enables users to visualize their entire Kafka environment end-to-end and simplifies Kafka operations.

In this session learn how SMM visualizes the intricate details of how Apache Kafka functions in real time while simultaneously surfacing every nuance of tuning, optimizing, and measuring input and output. SMM will assist users to quickly understand and operate Kafka while providing the much-needed transparency that sophisticated and experienced users need to avoid all the pitfalls of running a Kafka cluster.


Andrew Psaltis
Principal Solution Engineer
Andrew Psaltis is deeply entrenched in streaming and IoT systems and obsessed with delivering insight at the speed of thought. As the author of Streaming Data ( by Manning, an international speaker and trainer he spends most of his waking hours thinking about, writing about, and building streaming systems.When he's not busy being busy, he's spending time with his lovely wife, two kids, and watching as much Lacrosse as possible. He has spoken at Berlin Buzzwords (2014, 2015,2016,2017) and ApacheCon (2015,2017), QCon New York (2016), IoT StampedCon (2017), and Big Data StampedCon (2015,2016,2017), Dataworks Summit Sydney (2018).