Simon Crosby

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by Simon Crosby, on Jun 14, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Streaming data contains events that are updates to the states of data sources. When choosing an architecture to process it, the role of an event broker, like Apache Kafka or …

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by Simon Crosby, on Jun 9, 2021 9:15:00 AM

Streaming events are updates about the states of things: applications, devices & infrastructure. When choosing an architecture to process them, the role of an event broker, like Apache Kafka or …

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Topics:apache kafkaapache pulsarSTL

by Simon Crosby, on Jun 7, 2021 8:45:00 AM

I bet you think this is about the rise of Netflix, YouTube, Disney+ etc. It isn’t. Sure, streaming video has eclipsed TV, but that's old news. I’m referring to the …

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Topics:SWIM SoftwareSmart CitiesstreamingtelcoSwim Platform

by Simon Crosby, on Jun 2, 2021 9:00:00 AM

For a growing class of business-critical applications, what’s in an application database is likely to be out of sync with the real world - insights are computed too late to …

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Topics:Traffic Managementbig dataSwim PlatformActor Paradigm

by Simon Crosby, on May 28, 2021 8:45:00 AM

“Edge AI” is no more of a market than “Edge Linear Regression”. AI at the network edge (or anywhere else) is useless unless it’s applied to a specific problem, which …

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by Simon Crosby, on May 26, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Brokers don’t run applications - they just act as a buffer between the real world and an application that analyzes them. An event stream processor (in Apache Kafka/Pulsar terms) or …

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by Simon Crosby, on May 18, 2021 11:03:50 AM

Organizations are drowning in streams of data and it's only going to get worse. Sure, lots of it can be stored, but most of it is only fleetingly useful Traditional …

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Topics:swimOSstreamingbig datacontinuous intelligenceActor Paradigm

by Simon Crosby, on May 11, 2021 9:15:00 AM

Event Streams are the Future of Big Data (Tune in to my presentation to the Apache Kafka EU Summit on Wednesday 12 May, to learn how to build a Swim …

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Topics:swimOSSwim Platformcontinuous intelligencekafkaActor Paradigm

by Simon Crosby, on May 10, 2021 8:15:00 AM

It’s a catchy phrase, I guess, for the twitterati. But apart from the obvious - there's lots of oil and we're drowning in data - the image tells you everything …

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by Simon Crosby, on May 7, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Like (Apache 2.0 licensed) Swim, Apache Flink is a distributed processing engine for stateful computation on unbounded and bounded data streams. Both run distributed applications using clustered resources, and perform …

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