I’m stating the obvious when I say big data, business analytics platforms and the IoT have IT and business development teams scrambling to see what benefits stand to be gained by analyzing the massive amounts of data their systems generate. But with organizations generating terabytes of data every day, the time required to upload, categorize, clean, and analyze that data to gain any insight from it can be significant.

Most organizations implement batch data processing schedules in which new data from client devices is uploaded to the datacenter for analysis at scheduled intervals, not continuously. This batch data processing method can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days to complete. But if the IoT and big data are going to revolutionize the world, it’s time for the big data industry to figure out a way to address the need for real-time data analysis.

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