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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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Reverse ETL Anti Pattern vs Event Streaming with Apache Kafka
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When to Use Reverse ETL and when it is an Anti-Pattern

This blog post explores why software vendors (try to) introduce new solutions for Reverse ETL, when Reverse ETL is really needed, and how it fits into the enterprise architecture. The involvement of event streaming to process data in motion is a key piece of Reverse ETL for real-time use cases.
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Apache Kafka vs. Middleware (MQ, ETL, ESB) – Slides + Video

This post shares a slide deck and video recording of the differences between an event-driven streaming platform like Apache Kafka and middleware like Message Queues (MQ), Extract-Transform-Load (ETL) and Enterprise Service Bus (ESB).
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