Hi ... new article posted today on DeveloperWorks, Integrate MATLAB code into InfoSphere Streams.
Matlab®, from MathWorks, is a high-level language and interactive environment that enables you to
perform computationally intensive tasks faster than with traditional
programming languages such as C, C++, and Fortran.
According to Wikipedia, Matlab is short for matrix laboratory and by 2004 had over 1 million users. The users perform all kinds of numeric computing functions.
These mathematical models and computations can now be easily incorporated into a Streams application, to promote re-use. When combined with Streaming analytics from Streams, a combined Streams/Matlab application has ability to process huge volumes of data at high velocity by distributing the applications across one or more nodes of the Streams runtime.
If you're a Matlab user, and need to scale out applications that use Streaming data, you should certainly investigate using Streams.
If you're a Streams user and want to do matrix math (common in Finance, Engineering, Scientific and Healthcare) you might want to consider Matlab!