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MQTT vs Kafka: An IoT Advocate's Perspective (Part 3 - A Match Made in Heaven)

So here we are…the final chapter. In Part 2 of this series, we started to drill down into some of the concepts that make Kafka great. We concluded that although terminology between MQTT and Kafka was similar (for example topics), they behaved quite differently under the hood. We also took a brief overview of Kafka Connect and how we can use some of the enterprise connectors to stream our data to other platforms. Yet we did learn that Kafka does have some shortfalls.

How to Manage Aiven for Apache Kafka Parameters

Learn how to manage your Aiven for Apache Kafka® parameters. In this tutorial, we will show you how you can change the default values of your cluster parameters, for example, the “public_access” parameter, which allows access to your cluster from the public internet. We'll demonstrate how to customize your Aiven for Apache Kafka® parameters from the Aiven web console and command line. Find the full list of parameters in the link below and an article about it.

How Companies Are Using InfluxDB and Kafka in Production

Hulu, the entertainment streaming platform, needed a solution to scale up its internal application and infrastructure monitoring platform as it grew beyond 1 million metrics per second. The solution it created combines two open source tools— InfluxDB, a time series database, and Kafka, an event-streaming platform. It’s not just global enterprises like Hulu that have access to world-class tools and infrastructure to achieve their business goals.

What Is Apache Kafka and How Do You Monitor It?

Apache Kafka is known for its ability to handle real-time streaming data with speed and efficiency. It’s also known for being scalable and durable, which makes it ideal for complex, enterprise-grade applications. Of course, those new to the concept behind Kafka may find that it takes some time to understand how it works. Thanks to its unique combination of messaging, storage, and stream processing features, Kafka is well suited for both real-time and historical data analysis.

Complete Guide to tracing Kafka clients with OpenTelemetry in Go

OpenTelemetry can be used to trace Go applications that use Kafka to find performance issues and bugs. OpenTelemetry is an open-source project under the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) that aims to standardize the generation and collection of telemetry data. Telemetry data includes logs, metrics, and traces. Apache Kafka introduced the ability to add headers to Kafka messages from version 0.11 onwards.

Karapace Schema Registry add-on for Apache Kafka is now in public preview

We noticed this new announcement for Kafka users which may be worth looking into: “Instaclustr is pleased to announce the immediate availability of a new Kafka add-on, Karapace Schema Registry, in public preview, on our managed platform. This follows our earlier announcement of Karapace as part of our comprehensive Apache Kafka support solutions in mid March.