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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Apache Kafka for Industrial IoT and Manufacturing 4.0

This post explores use cases and architectures for processing data in motion with Apache Kafka in Industrial IoT (IIoT) across verticals such as automotive, energy, steel manufacturing, oil&gas, cybersecurity, shipping, logistics. Use cases include predictive maintenance, quality assurance, track and track, real-time locating system (RTLS), asset tracking, customer 360, and more. Examples include BMW, Bosch, Baader, Intel, Porsche, and Devon.
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Omnichannel Retail and Customer 360 with Apache Kafka at the Edge and in the Cloud
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Omnichannel Retail and Customer 360 in Real Time with Apache Kafka

Event Streaming with Apache Kafka disrupts the retail industry. Walmart’s real-time inventory system and Target’s omnichannel distribution and logistics are two great examples. This blog post explores a key use case for postmodern retail companies: Real-time omnichannel retail and customer 360.
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Innovation in Financial Services and Open Banking with Apache Kafka
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Apache Kafka in the Financial Services Industry

The rise of event streaming in financial services is growing like crazy. Continuous real-time data integration and processing are mandatory for many use cases. Apache Kafka is deployed across the financial services business departments for mission-critical transactional workloads and big data analytics. High scalability, high reliability, and an elastic open infrastructure are the key reasons for the success of Kafka. This blog post explores different use cases, architectures, and real-world examples in the FinServ sector.
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Apache Kafka Hard vs Soft Real Time for Industrial IoT Robots and Connected Vehicles
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Apache Kafka is NOT Hard Real Time BUT Used Everywhere in Automotive and Industrial IoT

Apache Kafka is NOT hard real-time in Industrial IoT or vehicles (such as autonomous cars) but integrates the OT/IT world for near real-time data correlation and analytics in hybrid architectures across factories at the edge, multiple clouds, and over countries.
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Supply Chain Optimization with Apache Kafka and SCM
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Apache Kafka for Supply Chain Management (SCM) Optimization

Supply Chain optimization leveraging Event Streaming with Apache Kafka. See real-world use cases and architectures from Walmart, BMW, Porsche, and other enterprises to improve the Supply Chain Management (SCM) processes. Automation, robustness, flexibility, real-time, decoupling, data integration, and hybrid deployments…
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