IBM Streams Overview

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.

IBM Streams is also known as IBM InfoSphere Streams.

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

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 on GitHub and reach out to the vendor for presales support. They have a rich set of benchmarks, cost studies, and use case stories that may be relevant to your application.
Software Engineer at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
Provides velocity of data processing and scalability.

What other advice do I have?

Be prepared for the technical elements and have a management staff with a big data streaming vision.
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Global Product Development at a healthcare company
We have top-tier hospitals using it for healthcare analytics. The price needs to improve.

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.
ITCS user
Senior BI Consultant at a retailer with 51-200 employees
​We use the real time analysing feature for our infrastructures alarms.

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.


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