Why have stream-oriented data systems become so popular, when batch-oriented systems have served big data needs for many years? In this report, author Dean Wampler examines the rise of streaming systems for handling time-sensitive problems—such as detecting fraudulent financial activity as it happens. You’ll explore the characteristics of fast data architectures, along with several open source tools for implementing them.
Batch-mode processing isn’t going away, but exclusive use of these systems is now a competitive disadvantage. You’ll learn that, while fast data architectures are much harder to build, they represent the state of the art for dealing with mountains of data that require immediate attention.