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Integrating Hadoop by Jake Dolezal, William McKnight

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8 Streaming Data

Big data is worth talking about, given the analytical value it brings to an enterprise. This is value that is realized and capitalized after the data has been analyzed and made useful for decision-making purposes. While the analysis happens at some point after the data is captured, it’s obvious that businesses prefer analytic insight to come sooner rather than later. There is even a metric for this: “analytic time-to-value.”

There is a special category of big data that has time-sensitive value. If the data is not captured and analyzed in a certain window of time, its value is lost—along with the resulting business decision and action. This category of big data is known by several names: streaming, live feed, real time, event-driven, ...

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