LinkedIn has made Kafka Monitor, a framework for monitoring and testing Kafka deployments, open source, and it's now available on Github. It continuously monitors SLAs in production clusters and runs regression tests in test clusters.
Confluent launched Kafka Streams, a lightweight product for stream processing development. It's part of the now generally released open source Confluent Platform 3.0 which also features Confluent's first commercial product, the Confluent Control Center, for managing Kafka Clusters.
New information has come to light on a 2012 LinkedIn breach, suggesting that the breach impacted 167 million accounts – far more than the originally stated 6.5 million.
Melissa Selcher, the company's vice president and chief communications officer, has left to take on the role of vice president of corporate communications at LinkedIn.
LinkedIn acquired Slideshare in 2012, but as many companies have already learned the hard way, acquiring a company is the easy part. Integration of data, technologies and cultures always present daunting challenges, and LinkedIn found this acquisition to be no exception.
Developers at LinkedIn, the social network site for professionals, fixed a persistent cross-site scripting vulnerability that attackers could have exploited to spread malware on the site's help forums.
LinkedIn announced Monday that it is open sourcing PalDB, a lightweight companion for storing side data. Side data is the extra read-only data needed by a process to do its job and it tends to pile up in one bottle-necking mess for some applications. PalDB addresses this with a read-only embeddable database to make it easier to scale side data.
LinkedIn engineer Todd Palino called Kafka its "circulatory system for data," and now the company is working to improve the flow of its lifeblood. New key features to Kafka, just announced will not only improve it for use at LinkedIn but also for other big users such as Yahoo, Twitter, Netflix, Uber and Goldman Sachs. If you're into Kafka, you'll probably want to know about these enhancements too.
LinkedIn today announced a new messaging service available today on iOS, Android and the desktop browser version of the website.
If you're writing Hadoop jobs using Gradle as your build system, you'll likely want to check out this plugin.