The Trinity of Data Streaming in Industrial IoT - Apache Kafka MQTT OPC UA
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OPC UA, MQTT, and Apache Kafka – The Trinity of Data Streaming in IoT

In the IoT world, MQTT and OPC UA have established themselves as open and platform-independent standards for data exchange in Industrial IoT and Industry 4.0 use cases. Data Streaming with Apache Kafka is the data hub for integrating and processing massive volumes of data at any scale in real-time. This blog post explores the relationship between Kafka and the IoT protocols, when to use which technology, and why sometimes HTTP/REST is the better choice. The end explores real-world case studies from Audi and BMW.
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Kafka for Real-Time Replication between Edge and Hybrid Cloud

Not all workloads should go to the cloud! Low latency, cybersecurity, and cost-efficiency require a suitable combination of edge computing and cloud integration. This blog post explores hybrid data streaming with Apache Kafka anywhere. A live demo shows data synchronization from the edge to the public cloud across continents with Kafka on Hivecell edge hardware and serverless Confluent Cloud.
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When not to use Apache Kafka
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When NOT to use Apache Kafka?

Apache Kafka is the de facto standard for event streaming to process data in motion. This blog post explores when NOT to use Apache Kafka. What use cases are not a good fit for Kafka? What limitations does Kafka have? How to qualify Kafka out as it is not the right tool for the job?
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Apache Kafka Smart Building Real Estate Smart City Energy Consumption IoT Analytics
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IoT Analytics with Kafka for Real Estate and Smart Building

This blog post explores how event streaming with Apache Kafka enables IoT analytics for cost savings, better consumer experience, and reduced risk in real estate and smart buildings. Examples include improved real estate maintenance and operations, smarter energy consumptions, optimized space usage, better employee experience, and better defense against cyber attacks.
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Apache Kafka for Condition Monitoring and Predictive Maintenance in Industrial IoT
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Condition Monitoring and Predictive Maintenance with Apache Kafka

The manufacturing industry is moving away from just selling machinery, devices, and other hardware. Software and services increase revenue and margins. Equipment-as-a-Service (EaaS) even outsources the maintenance to the vendor. This paradigm shift is only possible with reliable and scalable real-time data processing leveraging an event streaming platform such as Apache Kafka. This post explores how Kafka-native Condition Monitoring and Predictive Maintenance help with this innovation.
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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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MQTT and Kafka for Smart City and 5G Architectures
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Apache Kafka and MQTT (Part 5 of 5) – Smart City and 5G

Apache Kafka and MQTT are a perfect combination for many IoT use cases. This blog series covers the pros and cons of both technologies. Various use cases across industries, including connected vehicles, manufacturing, mobility services, and smart city are explored. The examples use different architectures, including lightweight edge scenarios, hybrid integrations, and serverless cloud solutions. This post is part five: Smart City and 5G.
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MQTT and Kafka for Mobility Services, Transportation and Cloud Native Microservices
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Apache Kafka and MQTT (Part 4 of 5) – Mobility Services and Transportation

Apache Kafka and MQTT are a perfect combination for many IoT use cases. This blog series covers the pros and cons of both technologies. Various use cases across industries, including connected vehicles, manufacturing, mobility services, and smart city are explored. The examples use different architectures, including lightweight edge scenarios, hybrid integrations, and serverless cloud solutions. This post is part four: Mobility Services and Transportation.
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Apache Kafka and MQTT (Part 2 of 5) – V2X and Connected Vehicles

Apache Kafka and MQTT are a perfect combination for many IoT use cases. This blog series covers the pros and cons of both technologies. Various use cases across industries, including connected vehicles, manufacturing, mobility services, and smart city are explored. The examples use different architectures, including lightweight edge scenarios, hybrid integrations, and serverless cloud solutions. This post is part two: Connected Vehicles and V2X applications.
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Apache Kafka and MQTT - Match Made in Heaven
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Apache Kafka and MQTT (Part 1 of 5) – Overview and Comparison

Apache Kafka and MQTT are a perfect combination for many IoT use cases. This blog series covers various use cases across industries including connected vehicles, manufacturing, mobility services, and smart city. This is part 1: Overview + Comparison.
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