The potential of stream processing never ceases to amaze me.
We’ve already written about how stream processing enables extensive personalization of commercial products and lets businesses get the most up-to-date information to the people who need it most. In an effort to improve the lives of individuals and societies, teams have employed stream processing to increase the effectiveness of donations, help doctors deliver tailored healthcare, make cities safer and match people to the resources they need. The Quix team has even demonstrated that stream processing makes machines more human.
But that’s just the beginning. I’ve recently learned more about the application of stream processing to time-series data in national security and disaster prevention. Michael Debouver, a cloud architect at Airbus, recently explained how his team built a streaming architecture that ingests, moves and makes sense of satellite data during an environmental catastrophe. The system doesn’t even involve the internet, and it doesn’t lag for even two seconds. That way emergency services know how to direct people to safety and create accurate rescue plans. Other researchers are discovering connections between armed conflicts and climate change through time-series data and machine learning. Who knows what’s coming next?
Empowering products and people to immediately respond to data can save lives. I’m honored that Quix offers one piece of the puzzle to make that possible.
Can time-series data help researchers understand the relationship between armed conflicts and climate change? Yes.
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To stream, or not to stream? A conversation about when to use (and how we built) stream processing systems
- There’s no such thing as data (Financial Times)
- The history of data processing technology (Dataconomy)
- 10 Best Practices For Event Streaming Success (Forbes)
- See our community manager doing some real-time streaming out in the wild…
- We’re super proud of our colleague @puratura, who recently published La lira desafinada de Pitágoras (The Out-of-tune Lyre of Pythagoras).