Data Architecture Management

Data Architecture Management Explained

New technologies and innovative ideas are shaping the 21st-century business world. In this developmental journey, data is king and it's playing a critical role. One of the concepts at the basis of big data application in successful businesses is data architecture management. In this article, you will get acquainted with the definition of data architecture…

Why Data Analytics are Important for Businesses?

As a company, you want to know how to stay competitive in the future. You want to understand how much loyalty you have got in your market and know who is buying your product at a particular time. Also, you want to figure out why and when you lose or gain customers. The best way…
Insource Data Analytics

Should You Outsource Or Insource Data Analytics?

As you have more and more data piled up for you, the analysis and management of such data in the most optimal way become a major concern. This is because only the optimal use of the data can guarantee a competitive advantage for your business. So this is the exact reason why data analytics is…
Benefits Real-time Data Warehousing

What are the Benefits of Real-Time Data Warehousing?

In traditional data warehouses, you can’t find the most current data. Instead, data is uploaded into the warehouse based on time intervals like weekly, monthly, or daily. However, this is no longer an efficient way to store data looking at the realities of the current digital age. With artificial intelligence and machine learning, companies are…
Kafka Streams

What are Kafka Streams?

Kafka is no longer a new thing especially to people who may have worked on huge amounts of data before. It is a distributed, fault-tolerant system designed for fast processing of huge volumes of data. Meanwhile, stream processing is the real-time processing of data concurrently, in a continuous and record-by-record way. Now, what are Kafka…
Kakfa Cluster

How to do Event Sourcing with Kafka

Event sourcing is the process of ensuring that all changes to application state are stored as a sequence of events. But how do you manage this in Kafka? Let’s find out in this article to get you started with the concept of real-time data streaming, something our team over at Axual is an expert in…

Lambda Architecture

In recent times, there has been a surge in the usage of lambda architecture. Mostly, it’s seen beside real-time analytics and big data. So you might have the question, what exactly is a lambda architecture? Don’t worry! In today’s article, we’re going to discuss what lambda architecture is. We’re also going to discuss its various…

Best Practices In Data Analytics

Businesses are increasingly reliant on data analytics to track progress, build strategies, improve strategic decision making, and really you could apply and benefit from data analytics on any aspect of your organization. However, the success in applying data analytics depends on the ability of data analysts to transform raw data into valuable insights. Here are…

What is Real-time Reporting?

As the name implies, real-time reporting is the process of reporting an event at the moment it happens. Gone are the days when companies could only gather their data during monthly or quarterly intervals. The narrative has changed with real-time reporting; businesses and organisations can now access and view their data instantly without any delay…

What is Data Streaming?

What is data streaming? Simply put, data streaming is the process of transmitting, processing, and ingesting data continuously rather than in batches. This is the present and future way to handle data especially for organisations that want to analyse data and get results in real-time. As the stream passes, you analyse continuously and get results…

Difference Between Producing and Consuming Applications

What is de difference between producing and consuming applications? People often wonder about these differences. First, looking at the two terms, a producer makes what the consumer takes in. It is as simple as that. Now, let's get into technical details regarding Kafka consumer and Kafka producer. A Kafka producer is a program that produces…

Data Analytics vs. Business Analytics

Data Analytics vs. Business Analytics Data has transformed the world and is powering decision-making in industries. From higher institutions to tech firms, government agencies to non-profits, data has helped organisations to boost sales, launch new products and services, expand operations, and increase efficiency. This is the simple reason why organisations have embraced both data analytics…

Release update 2020.1

Here it is, the latest version of Axual, the 2020.1 release. The new version introduces new features that allow you to speed up development, do testing and incident resolution with “Stream Browse & Search”, hook up external systems to Axual REST proxy and maintain schemas for your streams using Schema Upload. Also, we have now adopted…

What are Kafka Tools?

A lot of businesses are adopting Apache Kafka as they are aware of the great benefits it brings to the business. In this post, we will go one step ahead, explaining what Kafka tools are. For first-time readers, Kafka is a publish-subscribe messaging system that enables users to send messages between applications, processes, and servers.…

How do you manage Kafka?

Kafka is the game-changer for data-driven organizations. The data streaming platform has surged in popularity due to its speed, scalability, and fault-tolerance. However, it’s a mistake to assume that the clusters of brokers will not be plagued by problems when it’s deployed. Why You Need To Manage Kafka When Is Up And Running In an…

What Are Real-Time Data Services?

At the highest level, the winner of a sprint is often decided by mere milliseconds. In today’s business environment, the slight difference in the availability of data can give you an edge over others.. Real-time data services are increasingly important to ensure a business stays competitive amidst the influx of information. Real-Time Data Services Explained …

Kafka Monitoring: Using Metrics to monitor your Empire

By Jimmy Kusters   Kafka Monitoring: Using Metrics to monitor your Empire What Kafka is has been further detailed in previous articles, but suffice to say that Apache Kafka is a “fault-tolerant event streaming platform”. It aims at reliability, scalability and high throughput, which performs well while being able to handle outages to a certain…

Top Things to Know About Real-Time Data Processing

Top things to know about real-time data processing Today, the most important asset of a business is data. To keep pace with modern technology, a business needs to keep up to date with data in real-time. Any business can use the updated data to collect information and sell their products if and only if, their…

Examples of Kafka architecture solutions

Examples of Kafka architecture solutions The term ‘big data’ is no longer a buzzword, but a common reality of processing massive streams of data in modern businesses. Traditional approaches to making sense of immense data-driven events are no longer efficient, which lead to the birth of Apache Kafka in 2010.  What Is Kafka The Apache…

Why should you Deploy Kafka Clusters on Kubernetes?

Why should you Deploy Kafka Clusters on Kubernetes Apache Kafka is a popular open-source tool for message streaming. It can be used to store and process huge amounts of data and can allow applications to utilise streams of data in real-time. Kafka is typically used together with Apache Zookeeper to create scalable and fault-tolerant clusters…

What Is Apache Software?

Kafka Software Spark, Hadoop, Python, Tensorflow – an increasing number of software, frameworks, and platforms are emerging to help businesses get control over their huge volumes of data, and this can be overwhelming.  Kafka software rises, amid the others, as a specifically designed software for speedy, real-time data processing making AI and Big Data possible. …

What Is Data Governance And Why Does It Matter?

What Is Data Governance And Why Does It Matter? If there's something in business that you really want to do is being fast at processing data/orders. But sometimes this should not be the priority, because being fast is not necessarily a synonym of efficiency." Or something different but still more specific. In terms of SEO…

What are Data Governance Tools?

Data Governance Tools In any business-grade Kafka deployment and configuration, you must develop a solid governance framework to guarantee the security of private and confidential data as well as who is dealing with data and what types of operations are carried out on that data. Furthermore, governance framework determines who can access what kind of…

What is Apache Kafka?

What is Apache Kafka? Thousands of businesses are built on Kafka, and for good reasons. Kafka is a scalable, community distributed event streaming platform and publish-subscribe messaging system. Kafka is used to develop distributed applications and facilitate web-scale internet businesses like Twitter, LinkedIn etc. Being scalable, it is not only used by Internet unicorns, but…

Real-time Financial Alerts at Rabobank with Apache Kafka’s Streams API

Real-time Financial Alerts at Rabobank with Apache Kafka’s Streams API This article, written bij Axual founder Jeroen van Disseldorp, discusses the use of Apache Kafka’s Streams API for sending out alerts to customers of Rabobank. Rabobank is based in the Netherlands with over 900 locations worldwide, 48,000 employees, and €681B in assets. It is a bank by…