Data streaming emerged as a new software category. It complements traditional middleware, data warehouse, and data lakes. Apache Kafka became the de facto standard. New players enter the market because of Kafka’s success. One of those is Redpanda, a lightweight Kafka-compatible C++ implementation. This blog post explores the differences between Apache Kafka and Redpanda, when to choose which framework, and how the Kafka ecosystem, licensing, and community adoption impact a proper evaluation.
Apache Kafka became the de facto standard for event streaming across the globe and industries. Machine Learning (ML)…
A digital twin is a virtual representation of something else. This can be a physical thing, process or…
Data integration and processing in Industrial IoT (IIoT, aka Industry 4.0 or Automation Industry). Apache Kafka, its ecosystem (Kafka Connect, KSQL) and Apache PLC4X are a great open source choice to implement this integration end to end in a scalable, reliable and flexible way.
Machine Learning / Deep Learning models can be used in different ways to do predictions. Natively in the application or hosted in a remote model server. Then you combine stream processing with RPC / Request-Response paradigm. This blog post shows examples of stream processing vs. RPC model serving using Java, Apache Kafka, Kafka Streams, gRPC and TensorFlow Serving.
I spoke at Voxxed Zurich 2018 about Apache Kafka as Event-Driven Open Source Streaming Platform. The talk includes…
I am happy that my first official Confluent blog post was published and want to link to it from by blog: How to Build and Deploy Scalable Machine Learning in Production with Apache Kafka
Apache Kafka + Kafka Streams to Produductionize Neural Networks (Deep Learning). Models built with TensorFlow, DeepLearning4J, H2O. Slides from JavaOne 2017.
Case Study: How to Move from a (Middleware) Monolith to Cloud, Containers and Microservices leveraging Docker, Cloud Foundry, Kubernetes, Consul, Hystrix, API Management, and others cool things.
Comparison of Open Source IoT Integration Frameworks such as Eclipse Kura (+ Apache Camel), Node-RED, Flogo, Apache Nifi, StreamSets, and others… (slide and video recording)