Skip to main content


The next collection of books offers a guided learning experience into Apache Pulsar and related subjects.

About Pulsar

Apache Pulsar in Action

David Kjerrumgaard
Manning Publications
October 2021

Apache Pulsar in Action is a comprehensive and practical guide to building high-traffic applications with Pulsar. You’ll learn to use this mature and battle-tested platform to deliver extreme levels of speed and durability to your messaging. Apache Pulsar committer David Kjerrumgaard teaches you to apply Pulsar’s seamless scalability through hands-on case studies, including IOT analytics applications and a microservices app based on Pulsar functions.

Mastering Apache Pulsar

Jowanza Joseph
O’Reilly Media
December 2021

Jowanza Joseph, staff software engineer at Finicity, explains how to deploy production Pulsar clusters, write reliable event streaming applications, and build scalable real-time data pipelines with this platform. Through detailed examples, you'll learn Pulsar's design principles, reliability guarantees, key APIs, and architecture details, including the replication protocol, the load manager, and the storage layer.

About related subjects

Designing Data-Intensive Applications

Martin Kleppmann
O’Reilly Media
March 2017

In this practical and comprehensive guide, author Martin Kleppmann helps you navigate this diverse landscape by examining the pros and cons of various technologies for processing and storing data. Software keeps changing, but the fundamental principles remain the same. With this book, software engineers and architects will learn how to apply those ideas in practice, and how to make full use of data in modern applications.

Practical Event-Driven Microservices

Hugo Filipe Oliveira Rocha
November 2021

This prescriptive guide takes you through the steps of moving a platform with millions of users from a monolith to a microservices event-driven architecture. You will learn about the challenges and complexities that arise in high-throughput environments that often contain upwards of hundreds of microservices. This book is designed to be your single best resource for learning how to apply event-driven architectures in real-world scenarios and offers hundreds of patterns to overcome the common and not so common challenges.

Building Event-Driven Microservices

Adam Bellemare
O’Reilly Media
July 2020

Author Adam Bellemare takes you through the process of building an event-driven microservice-powered organization. You’ll reconsider how data is produced, accessed, and propagated across your organization. Learn powerful yet simple patterns for unlocking the value of this data. Incorporate event-driven design and architectural principles into your own systems. And completely rethink how your organization delivers value by unlocking near-real-time access to data at scale.