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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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Automotive and Manufacturing Landscape for Apache Kafka
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Apache Kafka Landscape for Automotive and Manufacturing

Apache Kafka is the central nervous system of many applications in various areas related to the automotive and manufacturing industry for processing analytical and transactional data in motion across edge, hybrid, and multi-cloud deployments. This article explores the event streaming landscape for automotive including connected vehicles, smart manufacturing, supply chain optimization, aftersales, mobility services, and innovative new business models.
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Streaming Data Exchange with Apache Kafka and Data Mesh in Motion
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Streaming Data Exchange with Kafka and a Data Mesh in Motion

Data Mesh is a new architecture paradigm that gets a lot of buzzes these days. This blog post looks into this principle deeper to explore why no single technology is the perfect fit to build a  Data Mesh. Examples show why an open and scalable decentralized real-time platform like Apache Kafka is often the heart of the Data Mesh infrastructure, complemented by many other data platforms to solve business problems.
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Is Apache Kafka an iPaaS or is Event Streaming its own Software Category?

This post explores why Apache Kafka is the new black for integration projects, how Kafka fits into the discussion around cloud-native iPaaS solutions, and why event streaming is a new software category. A concrete real-world example shows the difference between event streaming and traditional integration platforms respectively iPaaS.
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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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Kafka for National Security and Defense in the Public Sector
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Apache Kafka in the Public Sector – Part 5: National Security and Defense

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 5: Use cases and architectures for national security, cybersecurity, defense, and military.
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Apache Kafka in the Public Sector for Smart City Infrastructure
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Apache Kafka in the Public Sector – Part 2: Smart City

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 2: Use cases and architectures for a Smart City.
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Apache Kafka in the Public Sector – Blog Series about Use Cases and Architectures

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. Examples include a broad spectrum of use cases across smart cities, citizen services, energy and utilities, and national security.
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Kappa Architecture vs Lambda Architecture for Apache Kafka Pulsar Data Lakes
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Kappa Architecture is Mainstream Replacing Lambda

Real-time data beats slow data. That’s true for almost every use case. Nevertheless, enterprise architects build new infrastructures with the Lambda architecture that includes separate batch and real-time layers. This blog post explores why a single real-time pipeline, called Kappa architecture, is the better fit. Real-world examples from companies such as Disney, Shopify, Uber, and Twitter explore the benefits of Kappa but also show how batch processing fits into this discussion positively without the need for Lambda.
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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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