The telco case study was presented today at The Data Warehouse Institute conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. The audience supported the premise that their data warehouses and data marts rarely provide results within hours of data being generated. Usually it's daily or weekly reports.
So for organzations that can benefit from notification of anomalous behaviour in seconds, the new Streams Mining Toolkit can deliver the results that can help their business.
Customers stopped by the IBM Booth at the showcase to ask about extreme low latency and also about Predictive Modelling and use of Predictive Model Markup Language.
One analst quickly grokked the significance of Streams - your challenge, he explained looking at the torrents of data slide, is to explain to the market why you actually implement a parallel archcitecture and how that is different from related technologies like CEP that merely do some functions in parallel. A truly parallel architecture like Streams offers delivers a more scalable runtime to meet the most demanding applications.
The telco pilot presented in the Case Study hits a peak rate of processing about 500,000 Call Detail Records per second on only 15 blades. Using the new InfiniBand support in this release, the options trading application was re-done at rates up to about 12.5 million messages per second.
The new release of Streams announced Tuesday looks to deliver significant new function to customers and expand the use cases for Streams to anyone that is doing data mining using PMML models, and can benefit from getting results in seconds instead of in days.
Roger Rea, IBM