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How Credit Karma Makes Real-Time Decisions for 60 Million Users with Akka Streams and Apache Kafka

With Dustin Lyons, Engineering Manager at Credit Karma

Dustin Lyons heads data services for Credit Karma. He was challenged by a common dilemma many financial services architects and engineering leaders face: how to move from batch to streaming data. With over 60 million members, Credit Karma, one of the top financial apps across Android and iOS, handles tens of millions of Americans’ credit information.

In this webinar, discover how Dustin faced his challenges and succeeded in helping Credit Karma to implement Akka Streams with Apache Kafka to ingest, process and route real-time events throughout their data ecosystem.

At the end of the hour, followed by a Q&A session facilitated by Karl Wehden, Director of Product Management at Lightbend, you will:

  • Understand design considerations for new fast data architectures
  • Learn lessons for progressing from batch to streaming using Kafka, Spark, and Akka
  • Recognize why resilience becomes a first-class citizen when delivering real-time customer experiences


WEBINAR REPLAY |

How Credit Karma Makes Real-Time Decisions for 60 Million Users with Akka Streams and Apache Kafka

With Dustin Lyons, Engineering Manager at Credit Karma and Karl Wehden, Director of Product Management at Lightbend, Inc.

Dustin Lyons heads data services for Credit Karma. He was challenged by a common dilemma many financial services architects and engineering leaders face: how to move from batch to streaming data. With over 60 million members, Credit Karma, one of the top financial apps across Android and iOS, handles tens of millions of Americans’ credit information.

In this webinar, discover how Dustin faced his challenges and succeeded in helping Credit Karma to implement Akka Streams with Apache Kafka to ingest, process and route real-time events throughout their data ecosystem.

At the end of the hour, followed by a Q&A session facilitated by Karl Wehden, Director of Product Management at Lightbend, you will:

  • Understand design considerations for new fast data architectures
  • Learn lessons for progressing from batch to streaming using Kafka, Spark, and Akka
  • Recognize why resilience becomes a first-class citizen when delivering real-time customer experiences


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About Presenter

Dustin Lyons, Engineering Manager at Credit Karma

Dustin Lyons is the technical lead of Credit Karma’s data services, which allows over 60 million members access to a personalized and seamless user experience. Before joining Credit Karma, Dustin worked in product development and infrastructure operations for over nine years. He holds an MBA from the University of Louisville and a bachelor’s in computer science from the University of Kentucky.



About Presenters

Dustin Lyons, Engineering Manager at Credit Karma

Dustin Lyons is the technical lead of Credit Karma’s data services, which allows over 60 million members access to a personalized and seamless user experience. Before joining Credit Karma, Dustin worked in product development and infrastructure operations for over nine years. He holds an MBA from the University of Louisville and a bachelor’s in computer science from the University of Kentucky.



Karl Wehden, Director of Product Management at Lightbend, Inc.

Karl Wehden is Director of Product Management at Lightbend and is responsible for cloud and fast data products.  He joined Lightbend from IBM, where he was Program Director for Advanced Analytics, Machine Learning and Big Data. His ongoing focus has been the development, marketing and product strategy for highly scalar, safe and functional systems. He has worked as a program director at Oracle focused on capital markets, spent time as a VP of information security at Morgan Stanley, as well as several successful bay area startups. 

About Lightbend

Lightbend (Twitter: @Lightbend) is dedicated to helping developers build Reactive applications on the JVM. With the Lightbend Reactive Platform, developers can create message-driven applications that scale on multicore and cloud computing architectures by using projects like Lagom, Play Framework, Akka, Scala, Java, and Apache Spark. To help our customers succeed, Lightbend partners with technology pioneers such as Databricks, IBM, and Mesosphere.