Get real value from real-time systems

by Cath Jennings,

A few years ago, everyone was talking about the real-time enterprise and how it was destined to be the future. The idea was that companies would be instantaneously aware of any important business events taking place so that they could respond appropriately and immediately.

But that has not happened because of both the cost and complexity of such a proposition. As a result, the hype has moved on to real-time data analytics for certain sets of data rather than for all of it.

This area is, in turn, facing its own problems. Although the concept of being able to make snap business decisions based on up-to-the minute information may resonate with a lot of people, too many are confused as to what it means and how they can make it a reality. One analyst’s view of real time analytics.

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