Kevin Lu is a software engineer at PayPal developing various Kafka components. He holds a degree in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley. Kevin first discovered his passion for coding in high school, when he developed plug-ins for Minecraft.
PayPal is one of the biggest Kafka users in the industry; it manages and maintains over 40 production Kafka clusters in three geodistributed data centers and supports 400 billion Kafka messages a day. We will explore the management and monitoring PayPal applies to Kafka, from client-perceived statistics to configuration management, failover, and data loss auditing.