The rise of interest in Apache Spark has demonstrated just how important streaming data has become in the big data ecosystem. Real-time data and the technologies that support it were perhaps the biggest stars of last month’s Strata + Hadoop World conference in San Jose.
So it’s probably no coincidence that Apache Apex has been elevated to a Top-Level Project (TLP) by the Apache Software Foundation this week, too. The streaming and batch-processing engine for Hadoop is used by the GE Predix IoT cloud platform for industrial data and analytics, and by Capital One for real-time decisions and fraud detection.
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