2020 was a difficult year as individuals, communities, and organizations around the world were faced with the challenges of the global pandemic. While many of the plans and expectations for 2020 had to be put on hold, we were impressed with the resilience of the Pulsar community and its commitment to finding new ways to connect and collaborate.
The challenges we faced last year have made us even more grateful for the Pulsar community and the growth and advancements we were able to achieve together. We'd like to take some time to share some of the highlights from 2020.
With in-person events on hold, we endeavored to connect and serve the community in the digital space. We held the first-ever (and second-ever) global Pulsar Summit, shared weekly project updates and monthly webinars with partners, launched a Pulsar training program, and much more. Below are some of the highlights from the 2020 events:
In spite of the challenges, the Apache Pulsar community continued to be engaged and witnessed strong growth in 2020. From new and returning contributors to the Pulsar project, to Slack member conversations, to the speaker, sponsor, and attendee participation at the Pulsar Summits, the Pulsar community showed its commitment to the project.
We had two major project releases (Apache Pulsar 2.6 and 2.7) and made some major additions to the Pulsar ecosystem. Most excitingly, we launched StreamNative Cloud, providing Apache Pulsar as a Service, a turnkey solution to help organizations get up and running on Pulsar and to ensure their success. You can find out more about each below:
Pulsar Ecosystem Updates
In 2020, we worked with the community to develop educational content to help developers and devops teams adopt and implement Pulsar. Below are the top 10 blogs and success stories from 2020:
Pulsar vs Kafka Report
While the world continues to heal from the pandemic and looks ahead to a brighter future, we are excited to share some upcoming news and events. We hope you can join us!
We are building on the momentum of last year and launching a number of new events to help support the Pulsar community. See below for details:
StreamNative's monthly webinars continue!
StreamNative will continue to broaden the capabilities of both Pulsar and StreamNative Cloud in 2021. Continue reading for a sneak peek at some of the exciting projects we will deliver this year:
Founded by the original developers of Apache Pulsar, the StreamNative team is committed to the Pulsar community and to helping the community successfully adopt and deploy Pulsar. As the core developers of Pulsar, the StreamNative team is deeply versed in the technology, the community, and the use cases, and has experience operating Pulsar in large scale production environments, including at both Twitter and Yahoo!. The StreamNative team's unmatched operational experience on Pulsar and Bookkeeper is now available to you through StreamNative Cloud.
We are hiring! Join Our Team.
There are a number of ways you can stay connected in the Pulsar Community: