RESEARCH & RESOURCES

Streaming Data: Why It Makes Sense and How to Work with It

January 1, 2016

To build and maintain competitive advantage, organizations are squeezing more and more value out of the data they collect and the analytics they perform on that data. The faster and more timely the analysis, the more value it holds in today’s rapidly shifting competitive business world—time is money. Insights and opportunities may exist only for a brief period of time.

By relying on outdated data storage and analytics methods, organizations put themselves at risk, failing to uncover and act on critical insights before their competitors. Batch-oriented data warehouses are too cumbersome and unwieldy to provide the required timely analytics. Guided by a new generation of technologies, organizations are beginning to reap the rewards of streaming data analysis of both real-time and historical data.

This white paper examines the evolution from batch to streaming data analysis and provides key insight into building streaming data capacity. The paper then moves to an evaluation of Zoomdata’s strength as a visual streaming-data analytics solution.

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