Integrating systems in the age of Quarkus, serverless and Kafka

Zineb Bendhiba

English Session 2022-07-29 16:10 GMT+8  #integration

Have you ever got the task to implement an exchange of data between two systems that were not designed to communicate with each other? I bet you have, and I dare to introduce a couple of tools and approaches making the task easier to accomplish.

First, I’ll speak about Apache Camel, the Swiss knife of integrating heterogeneous systems. It offers 300+ connectors out of the box, to transfer data to and from a wide variety of systems. The toolbox also brings options to route, filter and transform data based on the wildest requirements of a modern or legacy enterprise.

Second, I will show what fun it is to write Camel integrations on top of Quarkus. You’ll learn about the famous Quarkus dev mode - the background compilation & live reload of the application while coding for faster dev cycles. Further, I’ll talk about dev services - an automatic provisioning of a required external service, such as Kafka broker or a database when testing or developing. Bonus: Quarkus applications start in milliseconds and consume just a few tens of megabytes of RAM.

Third, I will explain how the outstanding integration capabilities of Apache Camel enrich serverless architectures based on Knative. I will touch topics like auto-scaling and scaling to zero, content based routing of cloud events, as well as streaming data between Apache Kafka and the 300+ kinds of systems supported by Apache Camel.


Zineb Bendhiba: Red Hat, Senior Software Engineer, Zineb Bendhiba is a senior software engineer at Red Hat. She is a committer and PMC member of the open source project Apache Camel. Currently, she contributes and maintains many Camel Quarkus extensions.

Before joining Red Hat in 2020, she worked for 12 years in different companies. She participated in the design, development and management of various projects, mainly in Java technology.

In addition, she is a board member of Duchess France, a large Women In Tech community in France. She regularly speaks at events on Camel, Quarkus, and also on Diversity & Inclusion.