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Best of Both Worlds: Apache Pulsar and Apache Kafka

Ko Turk

Ko Turk is an experienced developer and speaker working for adesso. He is focussing on Java, Kotlin and isn’t afraid to code in Typescript. He likes to write articles for the Dutch NLJUG JavaMagazine. Also he is regularly speaking at international conferences about Apache Kafka Streams, Micrometer and Kotlin. Because he doesn’t like bull it slide presentations, you can find him (live) coding at stage. 

You can also find him at the UtrechtJUG and love to have a chat!

Ko Turk
Mary Grygleski

Mary is a Java Champion and a passionate Streaming Developer Advocate at DataStax, a leading data management company that champions Open Source software and specializes in Big Data, DB-as-a-service, Streaming, and Cloud-Native systems. She spent 3.5 years previously as a very effective advocate at IBM, focusing on Java, Jakarta EE, OpenJ9, Open Source, Cloud, and Distributed Systems. She transitioned from Unix/C to Java around 2000 and has never looked back since then. She considers herself a polyglot and loves to continue learning new and better ways to solve real-life problems. She is an active tech community builder outside of her day job, and currently the President of the Chicago Java Users Group (CJUG), as well as a co-organizer for several IBM-sponsored meetup groups in the Greater Chicago area.

Mary Grygleski


Which streaming technology is right for me?

Do I need to use Apache Pulsar or do I choose Apache Kafka?

That is mostly the question, but did you also knew that you can combine them? 

In this session we will show how to use best of both worlds. 

Let’s compare both architectures and Java Client Implementations and decide what’s best for you!

Do you pick the battle? Or are you making allies?

It’s up to you!

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