IBM InfoSphere Streams Competitors and Alternatives

The top IBM InfoSphere Streams competitors are
  • Apache Spark
  • Apache NiFi
Read reviews of IBM InfoSphere Streams competitors and alternatives
Sumit Pal
Real User
Architect at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees
Sep 27 2017

What do you think of Apache Spark?

Valuable Features: ETL and streaming capabilities. • Improvements to My Organization: Made Big Data processing more convenient and a uniform framework adds to efficiency of usage since the same framework can be used for batch and stream processing. • Room for Improvement: Stability in terms of API (things were difficult, when transitioning from RDD to DataFrames, then to DataSet). • Use of Solution: I have used Spark since its inception in March 2015, from Spark 1.1 onwards. Currently, I use 2.2 extensively. • Stability Issues: Yes, occasionally with different APIs. • Scalability Issues: No. • Customer Service and Technical Support: Since we were using the Open Source version of Apache Spark, without the Databricks support, we never used technical...
Real User
Software Engineer at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 11 2017

What is most valuable?

We are a research institution and use NiFi for its easy Java extensibility, built-in provenance capturing, and... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We are replacing a custom built Java data ingestion system that over time had become difficult to maintain and was... more»

What needs improvement?

Most of our data is binary and we frequently must write our own processors. Also, there is no support for the stateful... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It’s free!

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We previously used custom code and switched to simplify maintenance and improve our functionality.

What other advice do I have?

Think about your data flows as the directed graphs between low-level processing modules, so you can re-use as much of... more»

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