As a data professional, you are the glue that makes cross-platform integrations possible. With the increase in adoption of hybrid cloud architectures, Kafka is an increasingly relevant tool for building data pipelines between platforms and accelerating delivery on cloud projects. Early exposure to Kafka on Azure capabilities gives you an edge to build better mousetraps at the design phase. Customers already running Kafka on premises and are looking to extend Kafka systems to Azure can get started quickly with Confluent Cloud. Additionally, DevOps for self-managed options can be easily scalable with Ansible for Virtual Machines or containers via Azure Kubernetes Services or Azure Container Instances. This session is presented from the Microsoft Solution Architect perspective by Israel Ekpo, Microsoft Cloud Solution Architect and Alicia Moniz, Microsoft MVP. They will cover use cases and scenarios, along with key Azure integration points and architecture patterns.