Meet Bill. Bill is a suburban dad who needs to prepare the family dinner ahead of his upcoming business trip. Oh, and he also needs a pair of chinos for said trip. And no, he doesn’t have time to run to the store.
Retailers have quickly come to realize that customer expectations have fundamentally changed. They expect their orders to be fulfilled in real-time, whether through an e-commerce app, a website, or in-store, and regardless of their fulfillment preference.
In order to deliver that seamless experience, retailers require real-time data streaming deployed across their organization. That’s where Apache Kafka® comes in.
During his tenure at Walmart, Suman Pattnaik, Director of Engineering at Walmart has built 2 of the applications that continue to play a critical role in customer satisfaction, using Kafka: real-time inventory and real-time replenishment systems:
Join us on July 28th, to talk through what “a day in the life” of Suman looks like and best practices for building real-time use cases in retail.