Apache Kafka for Public Utilities and Energy Sector
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Apache Kafka in the Public Sector – Part 4: Energy and Utilities

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.
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Panel Discussion about Kafka, Edge, Networking and 5G in Oil and Gas and Mining Industry

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.
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Low Latency Data Streaming with Apache Kafka and Cloud-Native 5G Infrastructure

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.
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How to choose the right Apache Kafka Offering - Confluent Cloudera Red Hat IBM Amazon AWS MSK
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Comparison of Open Source Apache Kafka vs Vendors including Confluent, Cloudera, Red Hat, Amazon MSK

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.
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Hybrid Cloud Architecture with Apache Kafka Mainframe Oracle IBM AWS Azure GCP
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App Modernization and Hybrid Cloud Architectures with Apache Kafka

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.
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