Curing the Kafka blindness—Streams Messaging Manager inception process

Curing the Kafka blindness—Streams Messaging Manager inception process

Tuesday, June 19
2:00 PM - 2:40 PM
Grand Ballroom 220B

The upcoming Streams Messaging Manager(SMM) product from Hortonworks has drawn viral interest for those who have seen the concepts. 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 of every level 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.

In this talk, we will focus on the process we used to incept the product. We will detail all of the thought processes that go into creating products that delight users. We will provide tools for teams to use to produce similar results for themselves. And finally, we will share some of the insights and wisdom we learned from the handful of Kafka subject matter experts we interviewed.

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George Vetticaden
VP of Product Management
George Vetticaden is Vice President of Product Management within Emerging Products at Hortonworks. In this role, he is responsible for the strategic vision and concerted delivery across all the products within Emerging Products including Hortonworks DataFlow (HDF) that includes Nifi, Storm, Kafka, Streaming Analytics Manager, Schema Registry as well as solutions built on top of the platform including CyberSecurity/Metron. Over the last 5 years at Hortonworks, George has spent a lot of time in field with enterprise customers helping them build big data solutions on top of Hadoop. In his previous role at Hortonworks, George was the Director of Solutions Engineering where he led a team of 15 Big Data Senior Solution Architects helping large enterprise customers with use case inception, design, architecture, to implementation of use cases monetizing data with Hadoop. In addition, he is also a committer on the Apache Metron project. George graduated from Trinity University with a BA in Computer Science. (LinkedIn Profile:
Houshang Livian
Product Design Manager
Product Designer behind Metron Investigator, Streaming Analytics Manager, and the new Kafka product.