Solutions Review’s listing of the best streaming analytics tools (real-time platforms) is an annual sneak peek of the top tools included in our Buyer’s Guide for Business Intelligence Platforms and companion Buyer’s Matrix Report. Information was gathered via online materials and reports, conversations with vendor representatives, and examinations of product demonstrations and free trials.
The editors at Solutions Review have developed this resource to assist buyers in search of the best streaming analytics tools (real-time platforms) to fit the needs of their organization. Choosing the right vendor and solution can be a complicated process — one that requires in-depth research and often comes down to more than just the solution and its technical capabilities. To make your search a little easier, we’ve profiled the best streaming analytics tools (real-time) providers all in one place. We’ve also included platform and product line names and introductory software tutorials straight from the source so you can see each solution in action.
Note: The best streaming analytics tools (real-time) are listed in alphabetical order.
The Best Streaming Analytics Tools (Real-Time Platforms)
Platform: Amazon Kinesis
Related products: Amazon QuickSight
Description: Amazon Kinesis Kinesis enables customers to collect, process, and analyze real-time, streaming data. Its most prominent features ensure process streaming data at any scale, along with the flexibility to choose tools to best suit your specific situation. Kinesis lets you ingest real-time data like video, audio, application logs, website clickstreams, and IoT telemetry data for machine learning, analytics, and other applications. The platform is made up of Kinesis Video Streams, Kinesis Data Streams, Kinesis Firehose, and Kinesis Data Analysis.
Platform: Google Cloud Dataflow
Related products: Google Cloud AI Platform, Google Cloud Data Fusion, Google Cloud AutoML, Google BigQuery ML, Google AI Platform Notebooks, Google TensorFlow
Description: Google Cloud Dataflow is a unified stream and batch processing tool offering a serverless architecture. It is available as a fully-managed service and touts automated provisioning and management of processing resources. Dataflow features horizontal autoscaling of worker resources to maximize resource utilization and OSS community-driven innovation with Apache Beam SDK. Additional key features include flexible scheduling and pricing, ready-to-use AI patterns, and dynamic work rebalancing.
Platform: IBM Streams
Related products: IBM Watson Analytics, IBM Watson Studio, Cognos Analytics
Description: IBM Stream evaluates a broad range of streaming data (unstructured text, video, audio, geospatial, and sensor). Customers can combine IBM Streams with other IBM Cloud Pak for Data capabilities to help enable their data scientists to collaboratively build models to apply to stream flows. Users can also analyze massive amounts of data in real-time. Key features include development support, rich data connections, and analysis and visualization.
Platform: Azure Stream Analytics
Related products: Power BI, Power BI Desktop, Power BI Report Server
Description: Microsoft Azure Stream Analytics is an easy-to-use, real-time analytics service that was built end-to-end and features a serverless streaming pipeline. The product is extensible and touts custom code and built-in machine learning for more advanced scenarios. Azure Stream Analytics is an end-to-end pipeline and can be production-ready quickly via familiar SQL syntax. Enterprise-grade reliability through built-in recovery and machine learning is present as well.
Platform: Oracle Stream Analytics
Related products: Oracle Analytics Cloud, Oracle Data Visualization Desktop
Description: Oracle Stream Analytics lets users process and analyze large-scale real-time information by using sophisticated correlation patterns, enrichment, and machine learning. It also includes real-time actionable business insight on streaming data and automates action. Oracle Stream Analytics enables users to identify events of interest by executing queries against event streams in real time. It allows for the creation of custom operational dashboards that provide real-time monitoring, transform streaming data, or raise alerts based on stream analysis.
Platform: RapidMiner Studio
Related products: RapidMiner AI Hub, RapidMiner Go, RapidMiner Notebooks, RapidMiner AI Cloud
Description: RapidMiner offers a data science platform that enables people of all skill levels across the enterprise to build and operate AI solutions. The product covers the full lifecycle of the AI production process, from data exploration and data preparation to model building, model deployment, and model operations. RapidMiner provides the depth that data scientists needbut simplifies AI for everyone else via a visual user interface that streamlines the process of building and understanding complex models.
Platform: SAP HANA Streaming Analytics
Related products: SAP Analytics Cloud, SAP BusinessObjects BI, SAP Crystal Solutions
Description: SAP offers a broad range of BI and analytics tools in both enterprise and business-user driven editions. The company’s flagship BI portfolio is delivered via on-prem (BusinessObjects Enterprise), and cloud (BusinessObjects Cloud) deployments atop the SAP HANA Cloud. SAP also offers a suite of traditional BI capabilities for dashboards and reporting. The vendor’s data discovery tools are housed in the BusinessObjects solution, while additional functionality, including self-service visualization, are available through the SAP Lumira tool set.
Platform: SAS Event Stream Processing
Related products: SAS Visual Data Mining and Machine Learning, SAS Viya, SAS Visual Machine Learning, SAS Visual Data Science, SAS Data Science Programming, SAS Visual Data Decisioning
Description: SAS offers a suite of advanced analytics and data science products which is headlined by SASVisual Data Mining and Machine Learning. The product provides access to data in any format and from any source, as well as automated data preparation and data lineage and model management. SAS Visual Data Mining and Machine Learning automatically generates insights for common variables across models. It also features natural language generation for creating project summaries. The companion SAS Model Manager enables users to register SAS and open-source models within projects or as standalone models.
Platform: TIBCO Streaming
Related products: TIBCO Spotfire, TIBCO Jaspersoft, TIBCO Data Science
Description: TIBCO Streaming applied learning algorithms to live streaming data in real-time, whether they’re embedded in applications to automate decisions. The product is designed for business intelligence professionals and developers via no-code visual development tools. It’s also enterprise-ready with high-performance connectors, advanced analytics, development tools, extensibility, usability, and high availability. Key features include Dynamic Learning Operators, Anywhere Connection, Operationalized Data Science, and Accelerators.