NATS Monthly - September 2023
News or announcements involving NATS.
NATS Server v2.9.22 to be released this week! This is the last planned patch release for the 2.9.x series before 2.10 is released later this month. There are a few notable changes that will be highlighted in a blog post following the release.
Hardened NATS.io image for the DoD community. Synadia has announced support and maintenance of a NATS.io image now available in Platform One Iron Bank image registry. Check out the press release for more details!
Synadia support is now available in the AWS marketplace! We have had many requests to simplify procurement of Synadia offerings via well established marketplaces. AWS is the first one, but more will follow. Check out the three tiers of support available!
Synadia has earned SOC 2 Type 1 compliance! Synadia has always been dedicated to security. However, it’s one thing for us to implement security policies and business processes internally, and it’s another thing entirely for us to be able to demonstrate it in a way that satisfies auditors and our customers alike. Check out the blog post to learn more!
ICYMI, check out the NATS vs Kafka resource collection. Apache Kafka is very well known and, arguably, the dominant first-mover in the data streaming space a decade ago. Many users assume Kafka when it comes to persistent data streams, however NATS supports nearly all of the use cases Kafka does, but with lower complexity and cost. The best part is that NATS serves many more use cases with native support for subject-based messaging, key-value, and object store.
If you are an existing Kafka shop or evaluating it for your use case, check out the resource collection to help inform your decision.
Opportunities for engagement on NATS preview features, new projects, and Synadia products.
Have topic ideas or suggested guests for the NATS.fm podcast? We are four episodes in and having a great time! We have plenty to talk about and guests queued up, but please reach out if there is a topic or guest you have in mind on Twitter, LinkedIn or in #podcast NATS Slack channel!
Audio or video recordings about or referencing NATS.
July LondonGophers 2023 - NATS.io: Beyond hello world - David Gee, Synadia
Blog posts, tutorials, or any other text-based content about NATS.
How DeFacto migrated to an event-driven architecture - CNCF Case Study
Navigating the Age-Old Software Architecture Dilemma With NATS - Andrii Volotskov, Hackernoon
Streaming HarperDB Records with NATS and Kafka - Yitaek Hwang
Notable mentions of NATS on social channels.
Syntropy leveraging NATS JetStream - Syntropy
Actuated.dev leveraging NATS JetStream - Alex Ellis, Actuated
Integrating NATS in Falco - Furkan Türkal, Falco
Going from a 15m to ~2s restart time for a 2.1TB stream - Derek Collison, Synadia
CNCF NATS: The Cloud-Native Messaging and Streaming Gem - Phil Sautter, Aligned Technology Group
Testing the scale of NATS vs RabbitMQ - Piotr Galecki, Wireless Content Distribution Systems
Official releases from NATS repos and others in the ecosystem.
nats-server - v2.9.21
nats.deno - v1.16.0
nats.js - v2.16.0
nats.ws - v1.17.0
nats.net - v1.0.8
nats.java - v2.16.14
k8s/nats - v1.0.2
jwt - v2.5.0
nats-box - v0.13.9
Official learning resources, such as docs, screencasts, podcasts, and examples.
NATS.fm - EP04: A Service Mesh Pattern for NATS.io
NATS repositories having recent GitHub Discussions.