DOP 251: Demystifying Modern Message Brokers With

Posted on Wednesday, Feb 21, 2024

Show Notes

#251: We’re becoming more and more dependent on sophisticated systems that transport data from one part of our application to another. This infrastructure, often referred to as message brokers, is a vital backbone supporting many products we use daily. But are we fully leveraging their power and simplicity?

In this episode, we speak with Valera Bronshtein, Director of Infrastructure at, about event-based architectures and why using effective message brokers doesn’t have to be hard or complicated.


Valera Bronshtein

Valera Bronshtein

Valera, a 32-year-old father of two young boys, Liam and Thomas, is happily married to Jenny. His journey in the development world began in his teenage years, sparking an immediate realization that he had discovered his passion. Throughout his career, Valera has had the honor of holding positions at companies such as Isracard as a Linux and Storage expert, and at Red Hat as a Cloud Solutions Architect. Currently, he holds the position of Director of infrastructure at, a real-time data streaming platform. Outside of his professional “DevOps zone,” Valera cherishes spending time with his family, engaging in sports, enjoying beer, and cooking.


Darin Pope

Darin Pope

Darin Pope is a developer advocate for CloudBees.

Viktor Farcic

Viktor Farcic

Viktor Farcic is a member of the Google Developer Experts and Docker Captains groups, and published author.

His big passions are DevOps, Containers, Kubernetes, Microservices, Continuous Integration, Delivery and Deployment (CI/CD) and Test-Driven Development (TDD).

He often speaks at community gatherings and conferences (latest can be found here).

He has published The DevOps Toolkit Series, DevOps Paradox and Test-Driven Java Development.

His random thoughts and tutorials can be found in his blog

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