CDC and Kafka

Apache Kafka is a powerful tool you can use to connect many data systems and services. It allows you to design your application to be real-time and event-driven.

Change Data Capture, or CDC, is a feature that allows you to not only query the current state of a database’s table but also to query the history of recent changes made to the table.

Some of the topics covered in this lesson are:

  • An overview of Change Data Capture, what exactly is it, what are some common use cases, what does it do, and an overview of how it works
  • How can that data be consumed? Different options for consuming the data changes including normal CQL, a layered approach, and integrators
  • An example of using CDC