Kafka in Healthcare - Open API and Omnichannel Data Streaming
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Open API and Omnichannel with Apache Kafka in Healthcare

IT modernization and innovative new technologies change the healthcare industry significantly. This blog series explores how data streaming with Apache Kafka enables real-time data processing and business process automation. Real-world examples show how traditional enterprises and startups increase efficiency, reduce cost, and improve the human experience across the healthcare value chain, including pharma, insurance, providers, retail, and manufacturing. This is part five: Open API and Omnichannel. Examples include Care.com and Invitae.
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JMS Message Queue vs Apache Kafka Comparison
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Comparison: JMS Message Queue vs. Apache Kafka

Comparing JMS-based message queue (MQ) infrastructures and Apache Kafka-based data streaming is a widespread topic. Unfortunately, the battle is an apple-to-orange comparison that often includes misinformation and FUD from vendors. This blog post explores the differences, trade-offs, and architectures of JMS message brokers and Kafka deployments. Learn how to choose between JMS brokers like IBM MQ or RabbitMQ and open-source Kafka or serverless cloud services like Confluent Cloud.
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Real Time Analytics and Machine Learning with Apache Kafka in Healthcare
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Real Time Analytics with Apache Kafka in the Healthcare Industry

IT modernization and innovative new technologies change the healthcare industry significantly. This blog series explores how data streaming with Apache Kafka enables real-time data processing and business process automation. This is part four: Real-Time Analytics. Examples include Cerner, Celmatix, CDC/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Legacy Modernization and Hybrid Multi Cloud with Apache Kafka in Healthcare
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Legacy Modernization and Hybrid Multi-Cloud with Kafka in Healthcare

IT modernization and innovative new technologies change the healthcare industry significantly. This blog series explores how data streaming with Apache Kafka enables real-time data processing and business process automation. This is part two: Legacy modernization and hybrid multi-cloud. Examples include Optum / UnitedHealth Group, Centene, and Bayer.
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Data Streaming with Apache Kafka in the Healthcare Industry
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Apache Kafka in the Healthcare Industry

IT modernization and innovative new technologies change the healthcare industry significantly. This blog series explores real-world examples of data streaming with Apache Kafka to increase efficiency, reduce cost, and improve the human experience across the healthcare value chain including pharma, insurance, providers, retail, and manufacturing. This is part one: Overview.
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Apache Kafka Transactions API vs Big Data Lake and Batch Analytics
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Analytics vs. Transactions in Data Streaming with Apache Kafka

Workloads for analytics and transactions have very unlike characteristics and requirements. Many people think that Apache Kafka is not built for transactions and should only be used for big data analytics. This blog post explores when and how to use Kafka in resilient, mission-critical architectures and when to use the built-in Transaction API.
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The Real-Time Food and Retail Supply Chain powered by Apache Kafka
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Real-Time Supply Chain with Apache Kafka in the Food and Retail Industry

This blog post explores real-world deployments across the end-to-end supply chain powered by data streaming with Apache Kafka to improve business processes with real-time services. The examples include manufacturing, logistics, stores, delivery, restaurants, and other parts of the business. Case studies include Walmart, Albertsons, Instacart, Domino’s Pizza, Migros, and more.
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Event Streaming as the Data Hub for Crypto NFT and Metaverse
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Apache Kafka as Data Hub for Crypto, DeFi, NFT, Metaverse – Beyond the Buzz

Decentralized finance with crypto and NFTs is a huge topic these days. It becomes a powerful combination with the coming metaverse platforms across industries. This blog post explores the relationship between crypto technologies and modern enterprise architecture. I discuss how event streaming and Apache Kafka help build innovation and scalable real-time applications of a future metaverse. Let’s skip the buzz (and NFT bubble) and instead review existing real-world deployments in the crypto and blockchain world powered by Kafka and its ecosystem.
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Apache Camel vs Apache Kafka Comparison
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When to use Apache Camel vs. Apache Kafka?

Should I use Apache Camel or Apache Kafka for my next integration project? The question is very valid and comes up regularly. This blog post explores both open-source frameworks and explains the difference between application integration and event streaming. The comparison discusses when to use Kafka or Camel, when to combine them, when not to use them at all. A decision tree shows how you can quickly qualify out one for the other.
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Kafka for Real-Time Replication between Edge and Hybrid Cloud

Not all workloads should go to the cloud! Low latency, cybersecurity, and cost-efficiency require a suitable combination of edge computing and cloud integration. This blog post explores hybrid data streaming with Apache Kafka anywhere. A live demo shows data synchronization from the edge to the public cloud across continents with Kafka on Hivecell edge hardware and serverless Confluent Cloud.
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