Kafka, Storm, and Cassandra: Keen IO’s Analytics Architecture with Dan Kador

The process of building a software project requires us to make so many architectural decisions. Which programming languages should be used? Which cloud service provider? Which database? A newer type of building block is the analytics platform. Companies need to track events, aggregate metrics, and change the user’s experience based on aggregated data.

Dan Kador is a co-founder of Keen IO, and he joins us to discuss the rise of analytics platforms. Keen’s architecture is based on Storm, Cassandra, and Kafka, and Keen uses these different building blocks to create a scalable, reliable analytics backend. On today’s episode, we explore the usage of analytics, the architecture of Keen’s backend system, and the business model of an analytics as a service company.