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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ESG and Sustainability powered by Data Streaming with Apache Kafka and Flink
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Green Data, Clean Insights: How Kafka and Flink Power ESG Transformations

This blog post explores the synergy between Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles and Kafka and Flink’s real-time data processing capabilities, unveiling a powerful alliance that transforms intentions into impactful change. Beyond just buzzwords, real-world deployments architectures across industries show the value of data streaming for better ESG ratings.
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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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The State of Data Streaming for Insurance in 2023
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The State of Data Streaming for Insurance in 2023

This blog post explores the state of data streaming for the insurance industry in 2023. The evolution of claim processing, customer service, telematics, and new business models requires real-time end-to-end visibility, reliable and intuitive B2B and B2C communication, and integration with pioneering technologies like AI/machine learning for image recognition. Learn from use cases of Allianz, Generali, Policygenius, and more. A complete slide deck and on-demand video recording are included.
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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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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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Cloud Native SCADA Industrial IoT with Apache Kafka Data Streaming
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A cloud-native SCADA System for Industrial IoT built with Apache Kafka

Industrial IoT and Industry 4.0 enable digitalization and innovation. SCADA control systems are a vital component of IT/OT modernization. The SCADA evolution started with monolithic applications and moved to networked and web-based platforms. This blog post explores building the 5th generation: A cloud-native SCADA infrastructure with Apache Kafka. A real-world case study explores the journey of a German system operator for electricity to show how such a journey to open and scalable real-time workloads and edge-to-cloud integration progressed.
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The Trinity of Data Streaming in Industrial IoT - Apache Kafka MQTT OPC UA
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OPC UA, MQTT, and Apache Kafka – The Trinity of Data Streaming in IoT

In the IoT world, MQTT and OPC UA have established themselves as open and platform-independent standards for data exchange in Industrial IoT and Industry 4.0 use cases. Data Streaming with Apache Kafka is the data hub for integrating and processing massive volumes of data at any scale in real-time. This blog post explores the relationship between Kafka and the IoT protocols, when to use which technology, and why sometimes HTTP/REST is the better choice. The end explores real-world case studies from Audi and BMW.
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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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