Jeff Cotrupe: Everyone Wants “Real-time Analytic Insights”–but Which Architecture Will Get You There?

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“When it comes to real-time analytics, feeds and speeds are important, but the key point is this: if an organization has any employee, anywhere, who needs to take an important action but cannot because he or she is ‘waiting for data,’ the organization needs faster data,” said Jeff Cotrupe in a recent Stratecast report. The report, Everyone Wants “Real-time Analytic Insights”–but Which Architecture Will Get You There?, asserts that broad agreement exists that real-time analytics are essential to the survival and prosperity of the organization. In particular, financial markets, adtech, cybersecurity, and others now find themselves competing in ‘the millisecond economy,’ where survival is no longer possible without putting the freshest insights at the fingertips of their people.

Hyperbole and a lack of clarity about what to deploy, however, represent significant barriers to entry. The array of technology choices, the lack of clarity around those choices, and the organizational positioning and politics surrounding those choices constitute a barrier to adoption—creating confusion and indecision in the marketplace.

The report equips organizations to make the right decisions in this environment by analyzing Apache open source technologies that form the foundation of many real-time analytics deployments today; optimal architectures for real-time analytics; and strategies of some of the companies Cotrupe and Stratecast consider the leading providers in the space–and offers definitive recommendations on how buyers should proceed.

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Jeff Cotrupe’s Stratecast report analyzes big data at the speed of business: real-time analytics

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BIG DATA

Companies are starting to get a handle on Big Data, accessing all types of data from all relevant sources–but the pace of business, and of life itself, now demands they take it a step further by equipping their people with real-time insights. Jeff Cotrupe’s Stratecast report, Monetizing Core Big Data Technology: Real-time Analytics, is a 29-page analysis of arguably the hottest (and certainly the “fastest”) area of the Big Data and analytics (BDA) market.

The report asserts there is not a private or public organization on the planet that cannot benefit from real-time insights, and illustrates the point with many case study snapshots of companies, from large enterprises to SMBs, which are obtaining not just quantifiable but bankable results through the deployment of real-time analytics. The report tackles business factors shaping the need for real-time analytics; the technologies it takes to deliver it, including in-memory processing; and the need for a balanced view of real-time analytics as one of three “data speeds” companies need today (along with near-real-time and batch analytics).

The report also identifies more than 60 BDA providers, out of the nearly 400 that Stratecast tracks in the market, who deliver the most effective real-time analytics solutions. In addition, each case study snapshot identifies the vendor and specific solution(s) delivering this important capability to the client.