Harness Streaming Data for Real-Time Analytics

Archived Published: 03 November 2016 ID: G00315223


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Two architectural approaches — called Lambda and Kappa — are blueprints for achieving fast access to fresh, streaming data. Data and analytics leaders can reduce cost and accelerate implementation of real-time analytics and IoT systems by adopting these approaches.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Analysis
    • Implement Lambda Architecture to Reduce Latency of the Existing Systems
    • Implement Kappa Architecture for Building New, Fast Systems From Scratch
    • Treat Lambda and Kappa Architectures as Generic DBMS Implementation Patterns for Real-Time Analytics
      • Logging: Considerations and Tools
      • Processing Engines for Batch and Real Time: Making Trade-Offs Will Drive Your Tools Selection
      • Pay Attention to the Progress of Stream Processing Compute Platforms
      • Optimization: Considerations for Precomputed and Real-Time Views
      • Caching: Considerations and Tools for the Presentation Layer
    • Weigh Pros and Cons of Lambda and Kappa Architectures
      • Lambda Architecture
      • Kappa Architecture
    • Consider the Futures of Kappa and Lambda Architectures
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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