The backbone of any business is the business platform, and the backbone of any business platform is the architecture, the technology that makes everything tick and keeps the gears turning. The modern business is especially responsible for leveraging all the technology at its fingertips in an efficient and effective manner, to make some money at the end of the day. To do this, the keyword is real-time. As data comes in, it needs to be analyzed and outputted at once for maximum use. This past week, our founder Rahul Singh hosted a Cassandra Chicago meetup during which he discussed how to use certain technologies to accomplish just that.
Real-time analytics can be done in a variety of ways, but what we see as one of the most effective is using a few platforms, namely Apache Kafka, Spark, Akka, and Pulsar. These are all technologies that are used to process and analyze large amounts of data from a variety of sources. To learn more about how and when to use these tools, check out this SlideShare and the video below.