Companies want immediate results and are looking to perform analytics on data as soon as it comes into systems and applications, in order to gain insights more quickly. Information Management brought this information to us in their article, “Real-time analytics seen as key for successful data management strategies.”

Real-time analytics plays into this desire for speed, and has become a key component of data management strategies. Answers are found in data, and data is found everywhere. Data sources run the gamut from relational databases to warehouses.

Continuous intelligence is a design pattern in which real-time analytics is integrated within a business operation. It processes current and historical data to prescribe actions in response to events, and provides decision automation or decision support. Emerging technologies, augmented analytics, event stream processing, optimization, business rule management and machine learning all make the process of data analytics faster and the result more usable.

Melody K. Smith

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