Data Streaming is not a race, it is a journey! Event-driven architectures and technologies like Apache Kafka or Apache Flink require a mind shift in architecting, developing, deploying, and monitoring applications. This blog post explores success stories from data streaming journeys across industries, including banking, retail, insurance, manufacturing, healthcare, energy & utilities, and software companies.
I spoke at QCon London in April 2022 about building disaster recovery and resilient real-time enterprise architectures with Apache Kafka. This blog post summarizes the use cases, architectures, and real-world examples. The slide deck and video recording of the presentation is included as well.
The public sector includes many different areas. Some groups leverage cutting-edge technology, like military leverage. Others like the public administration are years or even decades behind. This blog series explores both edges to show how data in motion powered by Apache Kafka adds value for innovative new applications and modernizing legacy IT infrastructures. This is part 4: Use cases and architectures for energy, utilities, and smart grid infrastructures.
The oil & gas and mining industries require edge computing for low latency and zero trust use cases. Most IT architectures are hybrid with big data analytics in the cloud and safety-critical data processing in disconnected and often air-gapped environments. This blog post shares a panel discussion that explores the challenges, use cases, and hardware/software/network technologies to reduce cost and innovate. A key focus is on the open-source framework Apache Kafka, the de facto standard for processing data in motion at the edge and in the cloud.
This blog post explores low latency data processing and edge computing with Apache Kafka, 5G telco networks, and cloud-native AWS Wavelength infrastructure. Learn about use cases and architectures across industries to combine mission-critical and analytics workloads, and a concrete hybrid implementation for energy production and distribution.
Apache Kafka became the de facto standard for event streaming. Various vendors added Kafka and related tooling to their offerings or provide a Kafka cloud service. This blog post uses the car analogy – from the motor engine to the self-driving car – to explore the different Kafka offerings available on the market. The goal is not a feature-by-feature comparison. Instead, the intention is to educate about the different deployment models, product strategies, and trade-offs from the available options.
Hybrid cloud architectures are the new black for most companies. A cloud-first is obvious for many, but legacy infrastructure has to be maintained, integrated, and (maybe) replaced over time. Event Streaming with the Apache Kafka ecosystem is a perfect technology for building hybrid replication in real-time at scale.