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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Apache Kafka to Transform Retail and Shopping with the Live Commerce Metaverse
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Kafka for Live Commerce to Transform the Retail and Shopping Metaverse

Live commerce combines instant purchasing of a featured product and audience participation. This blog post explores the need for real-time data streaming with Apache Kafka between applications to enable live commerce across online stores and brick & mortar stores across regions, countries, and continents in any retail business. The discussion covers several buildings blocks of a live commerce enterprise architecture, including transactional data processing, omnichannel, natural language processing, augmented reality, edge computing, and more.
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Apache Kafka Smart Building Real Estate Smart City Energy Consumption IoT Analytics
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IoT Analytics with Kafka for Real Estate and Smart Building

This blog post explores how event streaming with Apache Kafka enables IoT analytics for cost savings, better consumer experience, and reduced risk in real estate and smart buildings. Examples include improved real estate maintenance and operations, smarter energy consumptions, optimized space usage, better employee experience, and better defense against cyber attacks.
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Apache Kafka for Government and Citizen Services in the Public Sector
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Apache Kafka in the Public Sector – Part 3: Government and Citizen Services

The public sector includes many different areas. Some groups leverage cutting-edge technology, like military leverage. Others like the public administration are years or even decades behind. This blog series explores both edges to show how data in motion powered by Apache Kafka adds value for innovative new applications and modernizing legacy IT infrastructures. This is part 3: Use cases and architectures for Government and Citizen Services.
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Apache Kafka in the Public Sector – Blog Series about Use Cases and Architectures

The public sector includes many different areas. Some groups leverage cutting-edge technology, like military leverage. Others like the public administration are years or even decades behind. This blog series explores both edges to show how data in motion powered by Apache Kafka adds value for innovative new applications and modernizing legacy IT infrastructures. Examples include a broad spectrum of use cases across smart cities, citizen services, energy and utilities, and national security.
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Reverse ETL Anti Pattern vs Event Streaming with Apache Kafka
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When to Use Reverse ETL and when it is an Anti-Pattern

This blog post explores why software vendors (try to) introduce new solutions for Reverse ETL, when Reverse ETL is really needed, and how it fits into the enterprise architecture. The involvement of event streaming to process data in motion is a key piece of Reverse ETL for real-time use cases.
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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, Uber, and Twitter 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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