How Intersport uses Apache Kafka as Database with Compacted Topic in Retail
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How the Retailer Intersport uses Apache Kafka as Database with Compacted Topic

Compacted Topic is a feature of Apache Kafka to persist and query the latest up-to-date event of a Kafka Topic. The log compaction and key/value search is simple, cost-efficient and scalable. This blog post shows in a success story of Intersport how some use cases store data long term in Kafka with no other database. The retailer requires accurate stock info across the supply chain, including the point of sale (POS) in all international stores.
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Dish Wireless Cloud-native 5G Telco Network powered by Data Streaming with Apache Kafka
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How Apache Kafka helps Dish Wireless building cloud-native 5G Telco Infrastructure

5G telco infrastructure provides the basic foundations of data movement and increasingly unlocks new capabilities for low latency and critical SLAs. Real-time data processing with data streaming using Apache Kafka enables innovation across industries. This blog post explores the success story of Dish Wireless and its cloud-native standalone 5G infrastructure leveraging data streaming.
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The State of Data Streaming for Retail in 2023
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The State of Data Streaming for Retail in 2023

This blog post explores the state of data streaming for the retail industry in 2023 with omnichannel customer experiences, hybrid shopping models, and hyper-personalized recommendations. Data streaming allows integrating and correlating data in real time at any scale. I explore customer stories from Walmart, Albertsons, Otto, AO.com, and more, including a slide deck and on-demand video recording.
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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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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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Augmented Reality AR VR and Apache Kafka with ARKit Unity Unreal Engine
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Augmented Reality Demo with Apache Kafka

Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) get traction across industries far beyond gaming – including retail, manufacturing, transportation, and healthcare. This blog post explores a retail demo that integrates a cutting-edge AR mobile shopping experience with the backend systems via the event streaming platform Apache Kafka.
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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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Smart Retail Store with Apache Kafka at the Edge
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A Hybrid Streaming Architecture for Smart Retail Stores with Apache Kafka

Event Streaming with Apache Kafka disrupts the retail industry. This blog post explores a concrete use case as part of the overall story: A hybrid streaming architecture to build smart retail stores for autonomous or disconnected edge computing and replication to the cloud with Apache Kafka.
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