A summary of these three new access patterns:
Stream Processing: Kafka Streams Support – With existing support for Spark Streaming, SAM/Storm, Kafka Streams addition provides developers with more options for their stream processing and microservice needs.
SQL Analytics: New Hive Kafka Storage Handler – View Kafka topics as tables and execute SQL via Hive with full SQL Support for joins, windowing, aggregations, etc.
OLAP Analytics: New Druid Kafka Indexing Service – View Kafka topics as cubes and perform OLAP style analytics on streaming events in Kafka using Druid.
Click through for high-level explanations of each. George promises more detailed explanations as well.