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Apache Kafka for Industrial IoT and Manufacturing 4.0

This post explores use cases and architectures for processing data in motion with Apache Kafka in Industrial IoT (IIoT) across verticals such as automotive, energy, steel manufacturing, oil&gas, cybersecurity, shipping, logistics. Use cases include predictive maintenance, quality assurance, track and track, real-time locating system (RTLS), asset tracking, customer 360, and more. Examples include BMW, Bosch, Baader, Intel, Porsche, and Devon.
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How to choose the right Apache Kafka Offering - Confluent Cloudera Red Hat IBM Amazon AWS MSK
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Comparison of Open Source Apache Kafka vs Vendors including Confluent, Cloudera, Red Hat, Amazon MSK

Apache Kafka became the de facto standard for event streaming. Various vendors added Kafka and related tooling to their offerings or provide a Kafka cloud service. This blog post uses the car analogy – from the motor engine to the self-driving car – to explore the different Kafka offerings available on the market. The goal is not a feature-by-feature comparison. Instead, the intention is to educate about the different deployment models, product strategies, and trade-offs from the available options.
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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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A Connected World with Apache Kafka for Smart City Connected Vehicles Telco Cloud Mobility Services
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Apache Kafka for the Connected World – Vehicles, Factories, Cities, Digital Services

The digital transformation connects the world. People, vehicles, factories, cities, digital services, and other “things” communicate with each other in real-time to provide a safe environment, efficient processes, and a fantastic user experience. This scenario only works well with data processing in real-time at scale. This blog post shares a presentation that explains why Apache Kafka plays a key role not just in one of these industries or use cases, but also to connect the different stakeholders to each other. 
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Event Streaming with Apache Kafka as Foundation for a Smart City and Public Sector
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Event Streaming with Kafka as Foundation for a Smart City

A smart city is an urban area that uses different types of electronic Internet of Things (IoT) sensors to collect data and then use insights gained from that data to manage assets, resources, and services efficiently. This blog post explores how Apache Kafka fits into the smart city architecture and the benefits and use cases.
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Omnichannel Retail and Customer 360 with Apache Kafka at the Edge and in the Cloud
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Omnichannel Retail and Customer 360 in Real Time with Apache Kafka

Event Streaming with Apache Kafka disrupts the retail industry. Walmart’s real-time inventory system and Target’s omnichannel distribution and logistics are two great examples. This blog post explores a key use case for postmodern retail companies: Real-time omnichannel retail and customer 360.
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Innovation in Financial Services and Open Banking with Apache Kafka
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Apache Kafka in the Financial Services Industry

The rise of event streaming in financial services is growing like crazy. Continuous real-time data integration and processing are mandatory for many use cases. Apache Kafka is deployed across the financial services business departments for mission-critical transactional workloads and big data analytics. High scalability, high reliability, and an elastic open infrastructure are the key reasons for the success of Kafka. This blog post explores different use cases, architectures, and real-world examples in the FinServ sector.
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Smart Grid Energy Production and Distribution with Apache Kafka
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Apache Kafka for Smart Grid, Utilities and Energy Production

The energy industry is changing from system-centric to smaller-scale and distributed smart grids and microgrids. These smart grids require a flexible, scalable, elastic, and reliable cloud-native infrastructure for real-time data integration and processing. This post explores use cases, architectures, and real-world deployments of event streaming with Apache Kafka in the energy industry to implement smart grids and real-time end-to-end integration.
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