Let’s Architect! Designing systems for stream data processing
From customer interactions on e-commerce platforms to social media trends and from sensor data in internet of things (IoT) devices to financial market updates, streaming data encompasses a vast array of information. This ability to handle real-time flow often distinguishes successful organizations from their competitors. Harnessing the potential of streaming data processing offers organizations an opportunity to stay at the forefront of their industries, make data-informed decisions with unprecedented agility, and gain invaluable insights into customer behavior and operational efficiency.
AWS provides a foundation for building robust and reliable data pipelines that efficiently transport streaming data, eliminating the intricacies of infrastructure management. This shift empowers engineers to focus their talents and energies on creating business value, rather than consuming their time for managing infrastructure.
In a world of exploding data, traditional on-premises analytics struggle to scale and become cost-prohibitive. Modern data architecture on AWS offers a solution. It lets organizations easily access, analyze, and break down data silos, all while ensuring data security. This empowers real-time insights and versatile applications, from live dashboards to data lakes and warehouses, transforming the way we harness data.
This whitepaper guides you through implementing this architecture, focusing on streaming technologies. It simplifies data collection, management, and analysis, offering three movement patterns to glean insights from near real-time data using AWS’s tailored analytics services. The future of data analytics has arrived.
In this workshop, you’ll see how to process data in real-time, using streaming and micro-batching technologies in the context of anomaly detection. You will also learn how to integrate Apache Kafka on Amazon Managed Streaming for Apache Kafka (Amazon MSK) with an Apache Flink consumer to process and aggregate the events for reporting purposes.
Streaming architectures built on Apache Kafka follow the publish/subscribe paradigm: producers publish events to topics via a write operation and the consumers read the events.
This video describes how to offer a real-time financial data feed as a service on AWS. By using Amazon MSK, you can work with Kafka to allow consumers to subscribe to message topics containing the data of interest. The sessions drills down into the best design practices for working with Kafka and the techniques for establishing hybrid connectivity for working at a global scale.
The Samsung SmartThings story is a compelling case study in how businesses can modernize and optimize their streaming data analytics, relieve the burden of infrastructure management, and embrace a future of real-time insights. After Samsung migrated to Amazon Managed Service for Apache Flink, the development team’s focus shifted from the tedium of infrastructure upkeep to the realm of delivering tangible business value. This change enabled them to harness the full potential of a fully managed stream-processing platform.
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