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Apache Kafka®: A New Approach for Providing Digital Communication

Blog: The Tibco Blog

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The world is changing fast and it seems like no one can keep up. But, the one aspect that has remained constant is the need for communication. Application communication and integration are critical capabilities when it comes to rapid business change and adaptation. However, effective communication can be a challenge, especially in the digital world. That’s why we welcome new technologies like Apache Kafka that can help you create a truly digital enterprise that can quickly respond to business changes with a tightly coupled communication infrastructure. 

Apache Kafka: A Newcomer to Messaging Communications

One of the newest players in the field of messaging communications technology, Apache Kafka, was developed by LinkedIn in 2010 and later donated to the Apache Software Foundation. Kafka was originally designed to provide a distributed approach to streaming logs for data processing. The software provides a common framework for streaming real-time data feeds with a focus on high-throughput and distributed workloads.

Kafka has become the de-facto standard for open-source streaming of data for stream processing.  Since its launch, Kafka has been rapidly adopted by businesses to build a digital nervous system for stream processing and event-driven architectures. The platform provides scalable, high-volume, persistent data distribution in real-time. Kafka’s new open-source approach allows users to deploy messaging communication technology quickly and simply.  By leveraging free, open-source software, developers can stand up Apache Kafka nodes and stream data for numerous application types in minutes.

Do More with Kafka & TIBCO Messaging

Scaling application layer deployments to enterprise-level volumes and integration points can be a challenge. With the support of TIBCO® Messaging, your enterprise can implement a wide-scale adoption of Apache Kafka. This combination gives your developers, managers, and enterprise architects the core functionality of Kafka with the support of TIBCO.   

Users can now fully integrate Kafka into their enterprise nervous system. TIBCO’s support for Kafka allows organizations to expand their existing usage of the system for added integration points, simpler stream processing, and native support for streaming analytics. Together, TIBCO and Kafka facilitate a new approach for better integration and enterprise messaging.

Get started with Apache Kafka with this whitepaper to learn how you can adopt the platform into your enterprise nervous system for integration services, data analytics, and data distribution for stream processing.

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