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Will real-time data processing replace batch processing?
At Confluent's user conference, Kafka co-creator Jay Kreps argued that stream processing would eventually supplant traditional methods of batch processing altogether.
Absolutely: Businesses operate in real-time and are looking to move their IT systems to real-time capabilities.
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Eventually: Enterprises will adopt technology slowly, so batch processing will be around for several more years.
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No way: Stream processing is a niche, and there will always be cases where batch processing is the only option.
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Kara de la Marck
Kara de la Marck

Kara is the Ecosystem Advocate at the Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF) and co-chair of the CDF’s Interoperability SIG. Having worked as a developer, Kara enjoys helping developer teams and companies get better at delivering software. She is passionate about open source, collaboration, education, and software engineering best practices. As a board director of codebar.io, and GSoC and Outreachy mentor, Kara works to build welcoming tech communities. Kara’s pandemic activities include baking, taking walks, participating in a vaccine trial, and studying for an MS in Artificial Intelligence Ethics and Society at Cambridge University.