The Timelords Podcast
The Timelords Podcast
13 - Kai Waehner, Exploring the Value of Kafka for IIoT

Apache Kafka is an open-source distributed event streaming platform originally created by LinkedIn. It has gained significant adoption in the IoT space, with notable companies, like Uber, Lift, and Tesla using it to power their real-time needs.

Iā€™m joined by Kai Waehner, from Confluent, who specializes in helping companies use Kafka for IoT and IIoT solutions. Kai is one of the foremost experts on this topic and shares his perspective on how Kafka is being used today and what the future may hold. This is a very exciting next-gen technology that has quickly established a proven track record. It is interesting to consider how it could be leveraged for IIoT.


Can Apache Kafka Replace a Database? ā€“ The 2020 Update

Apache Kafka as Digital Twin for Open, Scalable, Reliable Industrial IoT (IIoT)

Apache Kafka as Data Historian ā€“ an IIoT / Industry 4.0 Real Time Data Lake

Apache Kafka, KSQL and Apache PLC4X for IIoT Data Integration and Processing