Rachel Pedreschi's involvement in the open source community focuses primarily on Apache Druid, a real-time, high-performance datastore that provides fast, sub-second analytics and complements another powerful open source project as well: Apache Kafka®. Together, Kafka and Druid provide real-time event streaming and high-performance streaming analytics with powerful visualizations.
Dustin Cote (Product Manager for Observability, Confluent Cloud) talks about Apache Kafka® made serverless and how beyond just the brokers, Confluent Cloud focuses on fitting into customer systems rather than building monitoring silos.
One way to put Apache Kafka into action is geofencing and tracking the location data of objects, barges, and cars in real time. Guido Schmutz shares about one such use case involving a German steel company and the development project he worked on for them.