McKinsey’s report, ‘The Data-Driven Enterprise of 2025’, points out how though organizations apply data-driven approaches such as predictive analytics and AI-driven automation, it is still sporadic, ineffective, and time-consuming. By 2025, all employees will leverage data more uniformly using innovative data techniques that would help solve problems faster.

This will help to effect continuous improvement in performance and create differentiated experiences for customers and employees. It will also enable accelerated development of innovative new solutions.

McKinsey also identifies the current challenges to optimizing data sources as

  • Limited capabilities of legacy technologies
  • Challenges in modernizing the architecture.
  • Demand for high computational resources for real-time processing jobs

This results in only a small part of the data from connected devices being leveraged. As companies balance speed and computational intensity, they are unable to perform complex analyses or implement real-time use cases.

Getting the right data technologies to ingest, process, analyze, and visualize in real-time is going to be a game-changer in improving decision-making, enhancing customer experience, and accelerating growth.

Improved Decision Making

Real-time data is critical for conducting real-time analytics, which helps with faster decision-making. Data is collected from a variety of sources, including sensors, databases, operational systems, cameras, and social media feeds with minimal delay and processed and analyzed quickly. They could be alerts and notifications or inputs from user behavior.

Real-time data can be of two types:

  • Event Data: The generation of a collection of data points based on well-defined conditions within a system.
  • Stream Data: The continuous generation of a large volume of data without any identifiable beginning or end.

Easy access to data in real-time data enables a quick drawing of insights to make informed decisions and be responsive as events unfold. It helps with capturing trends, both past, and present, and can be analyzed in real-time to decide on the next course of action.

Some of the benefits of real-time data include

Being Proactive

In the absence of real-time data, there is a lag between insights and responses. This reactive approach can prove costly, resulting in losing customers or production-related issues escalating. Real-time data analytics allows enterprises to proactively approach developments and respond appropriately.

Enhance Customer Experience

Visibility and transparency have become key in several client-business relationships. It helps improve decision-making based on project status and enhances customer experience and retention. Responding to customer requirements and empowering them with information in real-time further strengthens the relationship between the two.

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Unify Data

Different teams end up creating data silos to suit their requirements. This can distort the view when making strategic decisions at the enterprise level and delay the process. A cloud-based data streaming solution helps to provide a unified view in real-time while allowing different teams access to secure and permission-based data they need to make decisions for their department.

Improve Operational Excellence

Real-time data allows you to manage your organization’s assets proactively. It lets you plan downtimes for maintenance and repair, improves the life of the assets, and take timely steps to replace, where needed, with minimum disruption to operations. This naturally leads to a better quality of products and services and improved profit margins as it lowers overheads.

Striim Power For Real-time Data Analytics

The Striim unified real-time data integration and streaming platform unifies data across multiple sources and targets. It offers built-in adapters and supports more than 125 sources and targets, enabling the management of multiple data pipelines in a Striim cluster. Striim 4.1 offers features such as OJet to let customer applications read multi-terabytes of data per day and a high-performance Oracle Change Data Capture (CDC) reader. It also sends real-time alerts and notifications to identify emerging workload patterns and facilitates collaboration between developers and database administrators.

Striim users can build smart real-time data pipelines quickly for streaming large volumes of events daily. It is scalable and secure, and the features are highly available. It is easy to maintain and allows the rapid adoption of new cloud models, infrastructure modernization, and digitalizing legacy systems.

Striim enables data integration using a streaming-first approach, supporting incremental, real-time views in the cloud database and the streaming layer. It includes Streaming SQL to facilitate real-time analytics of data, as also train machine learning models in real-time.

Business analysts, data scientists, and data engineers can use Streaming SQL to build data pipelines quickly and without the need for custom coding. Striim also allows data movement in real-time, because of which stream processing applications need to operate continuously for years. These further speeds up decision-making as insights can be drawn quickly, without latency between receiving the data and running analytics on it.

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Indium for Instant Decisions with Striim

Indium Software, a cutting-edge solution provider, has deep expertise in Striim implementation and can help businesses create exciting digital experiences for their customers.

A private sector bank offering specialized services to 9 million customers across various business verticals and with a presence global presence required data to be updated in real-time from its core banking systems to a reliable destination database for downstream analytics. By migrating the data from legacy systems to Striim in real time, Indium helped the customer improve its responsiveness and operational efficiency apart from other benefits.

Indium’s team of Striim experts have cross-domain experience and can provide custom-built solutions to meet the unique needs of our customers.

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Is Striim an ETL tool?

The Striim platform offers customers the flexibility to use real-time ETL and ELT on data from multiple sources, including on-prem and cloud databases.

How does Striim use the database?

Striim ingests data from major enterprise databases using log-based change data capture (CDC). This lowers the performance load on the database while making data available even before it has been processed.


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