How Intersport uses Apache Kafka as Database with Compacted Topic in Retail
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How the Retailer Intersport uses Apache Kafka as Database with Compacted Topic

Compacted Topic is a feature of Apache Kafka to persist and query the latest up-to-date event of a Kafka Topic. The log compaction and key/value search is simple, cost-efficient and scalable. This blog post shows in a success story of Intersport how some use cases store data long term in Kafka with no other database. The retailer requires accurate stock info across the supply chain, including the point of sale (POS) in all international stores.
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Why Tiered Storage for Apache Kafka is a BIG THING…

Apache Kafka added Tiered Storage to separate compute and storage. The capability enables more scalable, reliable and cost-efficient enterprise architectures. This blog post explores the architecture, use cases, benefits, and a case study for storing Petabytes of data in the Kafka commit log. The end discusses why Tiered Storage does NOT replace other databases and how Apache Iceberg might change future Kafka architectures even more.
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Top Use Cases and Architectures for Data Streaming with Apache Kafka in 2023
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Top 5 Data Streaming Trends for 2023

Data Streaming is one of the most relevant buzzwords in tech to build scalable real-time applications in the cloud and innovative business models. Do you wonder about my predicted TOP 5 data streaming trends in 2023 to set data in motion? Check out the following presentation and learn what role Apache Kafka plays. Learn about decentralized Data Mesh, cloud-native lakehouse, data sharing, improved user experience, and advanced data governance.
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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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Serverless Kafka for Data in Motion as Rescue for Data at Rest in the Data Lake
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Serverless Kafka in a Cloud-native Data Lake Architecture

Apache Kafka became the de facto standard for processing data in motion. Kafka is open, flexible, and scalable. Unfortunately, the latter makes operations a challenge for many teams. Ideally, teams can use a serverless Kafka SaaS offering to focus on business logic. However, hybrid scenarios require a cloud-native platform that provides automated and elastic tooling to reduce the operations burden. This blog post explores how to leverage cloud-native and serverless Kafka offerings in a hybrid cloud architecture. We start from the perspective of data at rest with a data lake and explore its relation to data in motion with Kafka.
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Book Review: “Getting Started with NoSQL” by Gaurav Vaish (Packt Publishing)

“Getting Started with NoSQL” is a new book by PACKT PUBLISHING. It gives an introduction to different NoSQL concepts and products. Besides, it explains the differences to SQL databases and when to use which one. With 150 pages, the book is not extensive, but sufficient. It is a good introduction to NoSQL databases for developers, architects and decision makers.
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