From cars to financial services to retail, the interactions between users and network-connected devices are generating vast quantities of data.

Today’s always-connected era is defined by real-time data at scale and by machine learning. The SMACK Stack (made up of Spark, Mesos, Akka, Cassandra, and Kafka) is becoming the de facto architecture for fast data processing.

In this September 14, 2017, keynote panel from MesosCon North America in Los Angeles, Mesosphere co-founder and Apache Mesos co-creator Ben Hindman brings together some of the creators of the projects in the SMACK Stack to talk about how it is impacting the data analytics landscape.

Featuring Neha Narkhede, co-founder and CTO of Confluent, and Jonathan Ellis, co-founder and CTO of Datastax, the panel includes an introduction to Cassandra and Kafka (two data services in the SMACK Stack) and details use cases for the SMACK Stack such as interactive customer experiences, connected cars, and financial technology.