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.
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.
Apache Kafka and Machine Learning for Real Time Supply Chain Optimization: Integrate in real time with the legacy world and proprietary IIoT protocols (like Siemens S7, Modbus, Beckhoff ADS, OPC-UA, et al). You can process the data at scale and then ingest it into a modern database or analytic / machine learning framework.
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