PubNub Kafka Bridge
Extend events directly to the Edge
Event-driven architectures (EDA) are helping accelerate software development, generate real-time functionality and insights, and decouple monolithic systems. Kafka is fast becoming one of the defacto Event Brokers for EDA development.
But Kakfa is not designed to directly connect with edge devices, like smartphones, browsers, IoT devices, and laptops. That’s where PubNub comes in.
PubNub is a complete platform for building, managing, and optimizing real-time apps. Often, much of the real-time data needed for these apps comes directly from our customers' systems, where events are already streaming through Kafka. And, there is also a common need to stream events from edge devices back into Kafka, with optional filtering, aggregation, and other pre-processing needed “at the edge” (i.e. within PubNub’s network) before those events are sent to Kafka.