Aviation and travel are notoriously vulnerable to social, economic, and political events, as well as the ever-changing expectations of consumers. The coronavirus was just a piece of the challenge. This post explores how Lufthansa leverages data streaming powered by Apache Kafka as cloud-native middleware for mission-critical data integration projects and as data fabric for AI/machine learning scenarios such as real-time predictions in fleet management. An interactive conversation with Lufthansa as an on-demand video is added at the end as a highlight if you want to learn more.
This blog post explores the state of data streaming for the insurance industry in 2023. The evolution of claim processing, customer service, telematics, and new business models requires real-time end-to-end visibility, reliable and intuitive B2B and B2C communication, and integration with pioneering technologies like AI/machine learning for image recognition. Learn from use cases of Allianz, Generali, Policygenius, and more. A complete slide deck and on-demand video recording are included.
An advertising platform requires real-time capabilities to provide dynamic targeting, ad personalization, ad fraud detection, budget allocation, and event-driven marketing. This blog post explores how data streaming with Apache Kafka and Apache Flink enables context-specific advertising at any scale. Real-world success stories from Pinterest, Uber, Unity, buzzwil, and TV-Insight show different solutions and architectures for serving ads in marketing campaigns, embedded into mobile apps, and as SaaS software products.
SCADA control systems are a vital component of IT/OT modernization. The old IT/OT infrastructure and SCADA system are monolithic, proprietary, not scalable, and miss open APIs based on standard interfaces. This post explains the modernization of such a system based on the real-life use case of 50Hertz, a transmission system operator for electricity in Germany. A lightboard video is included.
This blog post explores the state of data streaming for the public sector and government in 2023. Data streaming provides consistency across all layers and allows integrating and correlating data in real-time at any scale. I look at public sector trends to explore how Apache Kafka helps as a business enabler, including case studies from the US Department of Defense (DoD), NASA, Deutsche Bahn (German Railway), and others. A complete slide deck and on-demand video recording are included.
Apache Kafka serves thousands of enterprises as the mission-critical and scalable real-time data fabric for machine learning infrastructures. The evolution of Generative AI (GenAI) with large language models (LLM) like ChatGPT changed how people think about intelligent software and automation. This blog post explains the relation between data streaming and GenAI and shows the enormous opportunities and some early adopters of GenAI beyond the buzz.
This blog post explores the state of data streaming in 2023 for digital natives born in the cloud. Data streaming allows integrating and correlating data in real-time at any scale to improve the most innovative applications leveraging Apache Kafka. I explore how data streaming helps as a business enabler, including customer stories from New Relic, Wix, Expedia, Apna, Grab, and more. A complete slide deck and on-demand video recording are included.
This blog post explores the state of data streaming for the telco industry in 2023. The evolution of telco infrastructure, customer services, and new business models requires real-time end-to-end visibility, fancy mobile apps, and integration with pioneering technologies like 5G for low latency or augmented reality for innovation. Learn about customer stories from Dish Network, British Telecom, Globe Telecom, Swisscom, and more. A complete slide deck and on-demand video recording are included.
Over 100,000 organizations use Apache Kafka for data streaming. However, there is a problem: The broad ecosystem lacks a mature client framework and managed cloud service for Python data engineers. Quix Streams is a new technology on the market trying to close this gap. This blog post discusses this Python library, its place in the Kafka ecosystem, and when to use it instead of Apache Flink or other Python- or SQL-based substitutes.
A smart factory organizes itself without human intervention to produce the desired products. This blog post explores how data streaming powered by Apache Kafka helps connect and move data to the cloud at scale in real-time, including a case study from BMW and a simple lightboard video about the related enterprise architecture.