Kappa Architecture vs Lambda Architecture for Apache Kafka Pulsar Data Lakes
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Kappa Architecture is Mainstream Replacing Lambda

Real-time data beats slow data. That’s true for almost every use case. Nevertheless, enterprise architects build new infrastructures with the Lambda architecture that includes separate batch and real-time layers. This blog post explores why a single real-time pipeline, called Kappa architecture, is the better fit. Real-world examples from companies such as Disney, Shopify, and Uber explore the benefits of Kappa but also show how batch processing fits into this discussion positively without the need for Lambda.
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Cloud Native Telecom 5G MEC OSS BSS OTT powered by Kubernetes and Apache Kafka
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Cloud-Native 5G, MEC and OSS/BSS/OTT Telco with Apache Kafka and Kubernetes

This post shares a slide deck and video recording for architectures and use cases for event streaming with the open-source frameworks Kubernetes and Apache Kafka in the Telco sector. Demonstrated use cases include building 5G networks, NFV management and orchestration, proactive OSS network monitoring, integration with hybrid and multi-cloud BSS and OTT services.
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Panel Discussion about Kafka, Edge, Networking and 5G in Oil and Gas and Mining Industry

The oil & gas and mining industries require edge computing for low latency and zero trust use cases. Most IT architectures are hybrid with big data analytics in the cloud and safety-critical data processing in disconnected and often air-gapped environments. This blog post shares a panel discussion that explores the challenges, use cases, and hardware/software/network technologies to reduce cost and innovate. A key focus is on the open-source framework Apache Kafka, the de facto standard for processing data in motion at the edge and in the cloud.
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SIEM and SOAR Modernization with Apache Kafka Elasticsearch Splunk QRadar Arcsight Cortex
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Kafka for Cybersecurity (Part 6 of 6) – SIEM / SOAR Modernization

This blog series explores use cases and architectures for Apache Kafka in the cybersecurity space, including situational awareness, threat intelligence, forensics, air-gapped and zero trust environments, and SIEM / SOAR modernization. This post is part six: SIEM / SOAR modernization and integration.
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Unidirectional Kafka Gateway for Zero Trust and Air Gapped Environments
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Kafka for Cybersecurity (Part 5 of 6) – Zero Trust and Air-Gapped Environments

This blog series explores use cases and architectures for Apache Kafka in the cybersecurity space, including situational awareness, threat intelligence, forensics, air-gapped and zero trust environments, and SIEM / SOAR modernization. This post is part five: Zero trust and air-gapped environments.
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Apache Kafka in the Automotive Industry including Car Makers Tier 1 Suppliers Manufacturing Connected Cars Mobility Services Smart City
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Real-World Deployments of Kafka in the Automotive Industry

Apache Kafka became the central nervous system of many applications in various different areas related to the automotive industry. This blog post explores various real-world deployments across several fields including connected vehicles, smart manufacturing, and innovative mobility services. Examples include car makers such as Audi, BMW, Porsche, and Tesla, plus a few mobility services such as Uber, Lyft, and Here Technologies.
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Cyber Threat Intelligence with Apache Kafka and SIEM SOAR Machine Learning
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Kafka for Cybersecurity (Part 3 of 6) – Cyber Threat Intelligence

This blog series explores use cases and architectures for Apache Kafka in the cybersecurity space, including situational awareness, threat intelligence, forensics, air-gapped and zero trust environments, and SIEM / SOAR modernization. This post is part three: Cyber Threat Intelligence.
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Cyber Situational Awareness with Apache Kafka
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Kafka for Cybersecurity (Part 2 of 6) – Cyber Situational Awareness

This blog series explores use cases and architectures for Apache Kafka in the cybersecurity space, including situational awareness, threat intelligence, forensics, air-gapped and zero trust environments, and SIEM / SOAR modernization. This post is part two: Situational awareness with continuous real-time data integration and data processing at scale.
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Apache Kafka - The Backbone for Cybersecurity including SIEM and SOAR
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Kafka for Cybersecurity (Part 1 of 6) – Data in Motion as Backbone

This blog series explores use cases and architectures for Apache Kafka in the cybersecurity space, including situational awareness, threat intelligence, forensics, air-gapped and zero trust environments, and SIEM / SOAR modernization. This post is part one: Data in motion as cybersecurity backbone.
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Serverless Kafka for Data in Motion as Rescue for Data at Rest in the Data Lake
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Serverless Kafka in a Cloud-native Data Lake Architecture

Apache Kafka became the de facto standard for processing data in motion. Kafka is open, flexible, and scalable. Unfortunately, the latter makes operations a challenge for many teams. Ideally, teams can use a serverless Kafka SaaS offering to focus on business logic. However, hybrid scenarios require a cloud-native platform that provides automated and elastic tooling to reduce the operations burden. This blog post explores how to leverage cloud-native and serverless Kafka offerings in a hybrid cloud architecture. We start from the perspective of data at rest with a data lake and explore its relation to data in motion with Kafka.
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