Fundamentals of Stream Processing

Fundamentals of Stream Processing : Application Design, Systems, and Analytics

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Stream processing is a novel distributed computing paradigm that supports the gathering, processing and analysis of high-volume, heterogeneous, continuous data streams, to extract insights and actionable results in real time. This comprehensive, hands-on guide combining the fundamental building blocks and emerging research in stream processing is ideal for application designers, system builders, analytic developers, as well as students and researchers in the field. This book introduces the key components of the stream computing paradigm, including the distributed system infrastructure, the programming model, design patterns and streaming analytics. The explanation of the underlying theoretical principles, illustrative examples and implementations using the IBM InfoSphere Streams SPL language and real-world case studies provide students and practitioners with a comprehensive understanding of such applications and the middleware that supports them.
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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 191 b/w illus. 17 tables 10 exercises
  • 1139058940
  • 9781139058940

Table of contents

Part I. Fundamentals: 1. What brought us here?; 2. Introduction to stream processing; Part II. Application Development: 3. Application development - the basics; 4. Application development - data flow programming; 5. Large-scale development - modularity, extensibility, and distribution; 6. Application engineering - debugging and visualization; Part III. System Architecture: 7. Architecture of a stream processing system; 8. InfoSphere streams architecture; Part IV. Application Design and Analytics: 9. Design principles and patterns for stream processing applications; 10. Stream processing and mining algorithms; Part V. Case Studies: 11. End-to-end application examples; Part VI. Closing Notes: 12. Conclusion.
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