LinkedIn inarguably had an outsized influence on the data streaming world. This influence has been established through its track record of significant open source contributions, leading role in bringing the community together in its meetups to share cutting-edge developments around data streaming, and expertise in pushing the scale boundaries to operate some of the largest Apache Kafka® deployments in the world.
LinkedIn has built and open-sourced a variety of systems over the years. In particular, it is the birthplace of Apache Kafka® and Cruise Control. The former was initially developed by a team that included Jay Kreps, Jun Rao, and Neha Narkhede, and forms the backbone of data operations at LinkedIn as a high-throughput distributed streaming platform for the real-time data generated by its user base, and the latter automates the Kafka cluster management to ensure continuous fulfillment of operational requirements while saving time, effort, and cost.
Today, Apache Kafka® is used by thousands of companies for high-performance data pipelines, streaming analytics, data integration, and mission-critical applications, and an increasing number of these companies rely on Cruise Control for the effortless management of their Kafka clusters.
In addition to its history of revolutionizing data streaming, LinkedIn has consistently shared its expertise with the Community worldwide.
Thank you, LinkedIn!