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First Steps to Fast Data Insights: Filter and Correlation

Many organizations are beginning to invest in solutions that tap into big data to obtain better insights and drive new innovations, but there’s even greater value in the real-time aspects of big data. Enter the concept of fast data, which invites the question of how to make sense of the vast quantities of real-time data from a variety of sources—from online social media data to highly granular transactional data to data from embedded sensors. How can this data be instantly analyzed for meaningful patterns that can be used to drive business decisions or actions?

One of the first steps of implementing a fast-data architecture is to start with a real-time filter and correlation of events. Filter and correlation is a technique of processing against live dynamic data at the rate of the fastest event stream. This requires applying queries against unknown incoming data. Oracle’s solution to this challenge is Oracle Event Processing.

Oracle Event Processing is a complete solution for building applications to filter, correlate, and process events in real time. It ensures that downstream applications and service-oriented and event-driven architectures are driven by true, real-time intelligence. It helps eliminate, consolidate, correlate, and filter data before it clutters data warehouses and Hadoop clusters. It also helps analyze massive data streams in real time as they get inserted into big data repositories. And it provides three key benefits that are important for big data architectures.

  • Oracle Event Processing supports a variety of big data cartridges—including those for Hadoop and NoSQL databases—that interface directly with systems such as Oracle Big Data Appliance or Oracle NoSQL.

  • Oracle Event Processing can run natively on Java embedded platforms. This helps make embedded systems more intelligent by filtering and correlating data at the source rather than unnecessarily sending data to the data center.

  • Oracle Event Processing leverages Oracle Coherence as its in-memory data grid to provide increased performance, lower latency, and improved scalability. This same solution can run on Oracle Exalogic for extreme performance and lower total cost of ownership.
To learn more about Oracle’s fast data solution, visit the fast data resource kit.
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