Global Supply Chain with IoT and Data Streaming
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Transforming the Global Supply Chain with Data Streaming and IoT

The research company IoT Analytics found eight key technologies transforming the future of the global supply chain. This article explores how data streaming helps to innovate in this area. Real-world case studies from global players such as BMW, Bosch, and Walmart show the value of real-time data streaming to improve the supply chain by building use cases such as automated intralogistics, track and trace of vehicles, and proactive and context-specific decision-making with MES and ERP integration. 
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Apache Kafka and Apache Flink for Open Source and Cloud-native Data Streaming
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Apache Kafka (including Kafka Streams) + Apache Flink = Match Made in Heaven

Apache Kafka and Apache Flink are increasingly joining forces to build innovative real-time stream processing applications. This blog post explores the benefits of combining both open-source frameworks, shows unique differentiators of Flink versus Kafka, and discusses when to use a Kafka-native streaming engine like Kafka Streams instead of Flink.
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Apache Kafka for Data Consistency (and Real-Time Data Streaming)
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Apache Kafka for Data Consistency (and Real-Time Data Streaming)

Real-time data beats slow data in almost all use cases. But as essential is data consistency across all systems, including non-real-time legacy systems and modern request-response APIs. Apache Kafka’s most underestimated feature is the storage component based on the append-only commit log. It enables loose coupling for domain-driven design with microservices and independent data products in a data mesh. This blog post explores how Kafka enables data consistency with a real-world case study from financial services.
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Data Streaming Landscape 2023 with Apache Kafka Flink and much more
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The Data Streaming Landscape 2023

Data streaming is a new software category to process data in motion. Apache Kafka is the de facto standard used by over 100,000 organizations. Plenty of vendors offer Kafka platforms and cloud services. Many complementary stream processing engines like Apache Flink and SaaS offerings have emerged. And competitive technologies like Pulsar and Redpanda try to get market share. This blog post explores the data streaming landscape of 2023 to summarize existing solutions and market trends.
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Apache Kafka vs Redpanda Comparison
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When to choose Redpanda instead of Apache Kafka?

Data streaming emerged as a new software category. It complements traditional middleware, data warehouse, and data lakes. Apache Kafka became the de facto standard. New players enter the market because of Kafka’s success. One of those is Redpanda, a lightweight Kafka-compatible C++ implementation. This blog post explores the differences between Apache Kafka and Redpanda, when to choose which framework, and how the Kafka ecosystem, licensing, and community adoption impact a proper evaluation.
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Fraud Detection and Prevention with Apache Kafka KSQL Apache Flink
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Fraud Detection with Apache Kafka, KSQL and Apache Flink

Fraud detection becomes increasingly challenging in a digital world across all industries. Real-time data processing with Apache Kafka became the de facto standard to correlate and prevent fraud continuously before it happens. This blog post explores case studies for fraud prevention from companies such as Paypal, Capital One, ING Bank, Grab, and Kakao Games that leverage stream processing technologies like Kafka Streams, KSQL, and Apache Flink.
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Cloud Native SCADA Industrial IoT with Apache Kafka Data Streaming
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A cloud-native SCADA System for Industrial IoT built with Apache Kafka

Industrial IoT and Industry 4.0 enable digitalization and innovation. SCADA control systems are a vital component of IT/OT modernization. The SCADA evolution started with monolithic applications and moved to networked and web-based platforms. This blog post explores building the 5th generation: A cloud-native SCADA infrastructure with Apache Kafka. A real-world case study explores the journey of a German system operator for electricity to show how such a journey to open and scalable real-time workloads and edge-to-cloud integration progressed.
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Real-Time Supply Chain Control Tower with Apache Kafka
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A Real-Time Supply Chain Control Tower powered by Kafka

A modern supply chain requires just-in-time production, global logistics, and complex manufacturing processes. This blog post explores a solution that ingests all information flows into a unified central nervous system. The idea of the Supply Chain Control Tower becomes a reality: An integrated data cockpit with real-time access to all levels and systems of the supply chain.
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