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New startup unifies open-source technologies including Apache Pulsar and Heron into an enterprise-grade platform.
Building a full platform for real-time data analytics often involved cobbling together multiple open-source projects to get all the requirement components. Typically enterprise don't want to build their own platform, but tend to prefer integrated solution that have already done the heavy lifting of putting all the pieces together.
That's where new startup Streamlio is aiming to help, by combining multiple open-source technologies including Apache Pulsar, Apache Bookkeeper and Heron into an enterprise-grade commercial platform.
"We believe the future of realizing value from data is real-time action, starting with analytics, workflows, and processes," Streamlio co-founder Lewis Kaneshiro stated. "A pragmatic investment in a real-time future begins with a solid foundation with Streamlio."
Apache Pulsar provides the messaging components and was originally built by Yahoo. Apache BookKeeper is a scalable, fault-tolerant and low-latency storage service that is optimized for real-time workloads. While the open-source Heron project is a real-time distributed, fault-tolerant stream processing engine built by Twitter.
Kaneshiro explained that Streamlio unifies STREAM processing, ML for Machine Learning, and IO for messaging and storage, optimizing best-of-breed open-source technologies. Among the use cases that the Streamlio platform can help to support are event-driven architecture, anomaly detection and predictive modelling.
While Streamlio has now announced itself as a company, the full platform is not yet available, though there is a preview available that can be deployed with docker containers.
Technology alone isn't enough to build a company, which is why Streamlio is also venture-backed to the tune of $7.5 million from Lightspeed Venture Partners
Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at EnterpriseAppsToday and InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.