Data Streaming with Apache Kafka for Industrial IoT in the Automotive Industry at Brose
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Apache Kafka in Manufacturing at Automotive Supplier Brose for Industrial IoT Use Cases

Data streaming unifies OT/IT workloads by connecting information from sensors, PLCs, robotics and other manufacturing systems at the edge with business applications and the big data analytics world in the cloud. This blog post explores how the global automotive supplier Brose deploys a hybrid industrial IoT architecture using Apache Kafka in combination with Eclipse Kura, OPC-UA, MuleSoft and SAP.
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Data Streaming with Apache Kafka and ARM CPU at the Edge and in the Cloud
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ARM CPU for Cost-Effective Apache Kafka at the Edge and Cloud

ARM CPUs often outperform x86 CPUs in scenarios requiring high energy efficiency and lower power consumption. These characteristics make ARM preferred for edge and cloud environments. This blog post discusses the benefits of using Apache Kafka alongside ARM CPUs for real-time data processing in edge and hybrid cloud setups, highlighting energy-efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and versatility. A wide range of use cases are explored across industries, including manufacturing, retail, smart cities and telco.
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MQTT Market Trends for 2024 including Sparkplug Data Governance Kafka Cloud
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MQTT Market Trends for 2024: Cloud, Unified Namespace, Sparkplug, Kafka Integration

The lightweight and open IoT messaging protocol MQTT gets adopted more widely across industries. This blog post explores relevant market trends for MQTT: cloud deployments and fully managed services, data governance with unified namespace and Sparkplug B, MQTT vs. OPC-UA debates, and the integration with Apache Kafka for OT/IT data processing in real-time.
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Modernization of OT IT and SCADA with Data Streaming
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Modernizing SCADA Systems and OT/IT Integration with Data Streaming

SCADA control systems are a vital component of IT/OT modernization. The old IT/OT infrastructure and SCADA system are monolithic, proprietary, not scalable, and miss open APIs based on standard interfaces. This post explains the modernization of such a system based on the real-life use case of 50Hertz, a transmission system operator for electricity in Germany. A lightboard video is included.
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The State of Data Streaming for Energy and Utilities in 2023
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The State of Data Streaming for Energy & Utilities

The evolution of utility infrastructure, energy distribution, customer services, and new business models requires real-time end-to-end visibility, reliable and intuitive B2B and B2C communication, and integration with pioneering technologies like 5G for low latency or augmented reality for innovation. I look at trends in the utilities sector to explore how data streaming helps as a business enabler, including customer stories from SunPower, 50hertz, Powerledger, and more. A complete slide deck and on-demand video recording are included.
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The State of Data Streaming for Telco in 2023
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The State of Data Streaming for Telco in 2023

This blog post explores the state of data streaming for the telco industry in 2023. The evolution of telco infrastructure, customer services, and new business models requires real-time end-to-end visibility, fancy mobile apps, and integration with pioneering technologies like 5G for low latency or augmented reality for innovation. Learn about customer stories from Dish Network, British Telecom, Globe Telecom, Swisscom, and more. A complete slide deck and on-demand video recording are included.
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From Smart Factory to Cloud with Data Streaming
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Data Streaming from Smart Factory to Cloud

A smart factory organizes itself without human intervention to produce the desired products. This blog post explores how data streaming powered by Apache Kafka helps connect and move data to the cloud at scale in real-time, including a case study from BMW and a simple lightboard video about the related enterprise architecture.
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The State of Data Streaming for Retail in 2023
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The State of Data Streaming for Retail in 2023

This blog post explores the state of data streaming for the retail industry in 2023 with omnichannel customer experiences, hybrid shopping models, and hyper-personalized recommendations. Data streaming allows integrating and correlating data in real time at any scale. I explore customer stories from Walmart, Albertsons, Otto, AO.com, and more, including a slide deck and on-demand video recording.
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Real Time Logistics Transportation Shipping with Apache Kafka
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Real-Time Logistics, Shipping, and Transportation with Apache Kafka

Logistics, shipping, and transportation require real-time information to build efficient applications and innovative business models. Data streaming enables correlated decisions, recommendations, and alerts. Kafka is everywhere across the industry. This blog post explores several real-world case studies from companies such as USPS, Swiss Post, Austrian Post, DHL, and Hermes. Use cases include cloud-native middleware modernization, track and trace, and predictive routing and ETA planning.
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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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