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Vendor
President
Jul 15 2017

What is most valuable?

The ability to quickly develop applications which reliably process very large volumes of time series sensor data with low latency is a critical need for us. Although… more »

How has it helped my organization?

The product has enabled us to create solutions to client problems that would have either been impossible or very expensive/difficult using other technologies. It allows us… more »

What needs improvement?

I’d like to see a tool kit specifically targeted at incremental machine learning. It’s already great for scoring previously trained models, but dynamically updating models… more »

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

I’m a huge believer in the open source concept. However, it’s important to consider the total cost of ownership. Many apparent solutions that appear to be low cost on the… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Back in 2009 when we started using Streams, there was nothing else like it and the alternative of implementing the capability from scratch would have been a very… more »

What other advice do I have?

Review the product information on the company’s website and download the free quick-start version to try it out for yourself. Ask questions in the development community or… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

It depends on the project. The set of available options has evolved over time with many new players showing up for a while, getting hot, and then cooling off in favor of… more »
Vendor
Software Engineer at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
Jul 11 2017

What is most valuable?

* Velocity of data processing * Scalability * One Platform: Has different source connectors, sync connectors, and toolkits * Enables the possibility to create one's own special toolkit. For instance… more »

How has it helped my organization?

We use this product for a TELCO company as the principal analyzer of CDR files. As a result, the TELCO company was able to cut down the time it took to respond of customer needs and there were fewer… more »

What needs improvement?

The main area is in marketing. I would like to see improvement in the area of maintenance and configuration of mobile phones.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We used BigInsight and Hadoop in our research area, but our clients needed a real time-solution.

What other advice do I have?

Be prepared for the technical elements and have a management staff with a big data streaming vision.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We tried some PoCs with Apache Spark for some similar objectives for CDR files. We learned toward Streams due to its streaming process, as opposed to Spark's batch processing style. We appreciated the… more »
Vendor
Global Product Development at a healthcare company
Jul 10 2017

What is most valuable?

The scalability and user experience are the most valuable features for us. We have top-tier hospitals using IBM Streams for healthcare analytics.

How has it helped my organization?

The OEM Solution (Excel-medical.com) running on top of IBM Steams provides real-time clinical algorithms that can give better insight into the patient's acuity, thus cutting off time to discharge patients and inversely making sure that sick… more »

What needs improvement?

The price and versatility of this product need to improve - it is not inexpensive. Its a very elaborate product - we have a 10 seat installation in Singapore- but it cost $1M and was missing the ability to program in Python. This was… more »

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

It is a tad expensive, however, they have fairly deep experience with the healthcare application and work closely with the vendor to provide forward leaning technology.

What other advice do I have?

Try the demo version that is available online to see if this is the right fit for you or not.
Consultant
Senior BI Consultant at a retailer with 51-200 employees
Jan 13 2016

What do you think of IBM Streams?

What is most valuable?

Easy development and deployment. Java implementation features. Also the real time analyser and alarm function.

How has it helped my organization?

We use the real time analysing feature for our infrastructures alarms.

What needs improvement?

It needs to be easier to perform debugging during development.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used it for one year.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No issues encountered.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The development IDE sometimes crashes and freezes

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service: It's good. Technical Support: It's good.

Which

What is IBM Streams?

IBM Streams is an advanced analytic platform that allows user-developed applications to quickly ingest, analyze and correlate information as it arrives from thousands of data stream sources. The solution can handle very high data throughput rates, up to millions of events or messages per second. Streams helps you analyze data in motion, simplify development of streaming applications, and extend the value of existing systems.
Also known as
IBM InfoSphere Streams
IBM Streams customers
Globo TV, All England Lawn Tennis Club, CenterPoint Energy, Consolidated Communications Holdings, Darwin Ecosystem, Emory University Hospital, ICICI Securities, Irish Centre for Fetal and Neonatal Translational Research (INFANT), Living Roads, Mobileum, Optibus, Southern Ontario Smart Computing Innovation Platform (SOSCIP), University of Alberta, University of Montana, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Wimbledon 2015