Real-Time Data Streaming

What Does Real-Time Data Streaming Mean?

Real-time data streaming is the process by which big volumes of data are processed quickly such that a firm extracting the info from that data can react to changing conditions in real time. Large chunks of data are stream processed to enable the organizations to react to any fraudulent activity and potential threats, as well as to boost business benefits.


Techopedia Explains Real-Time Data Streaming

Real-time data streaming works by making use of continuous queries that work on time and buffer windows. This whole process is opposite to the traditional database model where data was first stored and indexed and was then processed. Real-time data streaming makes use of data while in motion through the server.

Real-time data streaming finds various applications. The major ones include:

  • E-commerce
  • Network monitoring
  • Risk management
  • Fraud detection
  • Pricing and analytics

Related Terms

Margaret Rouse

Margaret is an award-winning technical writer and teacher known for her ability to explain complex technical subjects to a non-technical business audience. Over the past twenty years, her IT definitions have been published by Que in an encyclopedia of technology terms and cited in articles by the New York Times, Time Magazine, USA Today, ZDNet, PC Magazine, and Discovery Magazine. She joined Techopedia in 2011. Margaret's idea of a fun day is helping IT and business professionals learn to speak each other’s highly specialized languages.