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|At a glance|
IBM® InfoSphere® Streams V3.0 delivers:
IBM InfoSphere Streams V3.0 delivers a wide range of new features and functions designed to improve usability and simplify application development. A new common application deployment, with rich UI, accelerates development time, helps gather run-time insights, and allows for easy expansion into the big data platform. Drag-and-drop application composition allows for intuitive, faster, easier programming and development. Data visualization allows users to see what their data looks like by providing the standard ability to easily route all streaming records to a single operator and display them in a variety of ways on a dashboard. With InfoSphere Streams, you get enhanced support for complex data types, such as XML, that allows developers to fuse a broader range of traditional and nontraditional data.
The Message Queuing adapter allows InfoSphere Streams to handle an even broader variety of data, by communicating with other systems using this messaging standard. A complex event processing operator simplifies development of complex event processing applications.
A new adapter, that interfaces with IBM InfoSphere Information Server and IBM InfoSphere DataStage , allows users to provide better governance of their streaming data and related applications.
Enhancements in connection health monitoring and logging mean less downtime for users.
Five new accelerators enhance the ability to manage the volume, velocity, and variety of data. These accelerators provide new analytic operators or sample applications that can be used as design templates for new applications.
|Planned availability date|
November 16, 2012: Electronic availability
December 14, 2012: Media availability
IBM InfoSphere Streams V3.0 radically extends the state of the art in information processing by simultaneously addressing several technical challenges including:
Improved performance enables handling higher volumes at increased velocity
InfoSphere Streams V3.0 continues to improve performance to help companies deal with increased volume of information and need to increase velocity through:
Improved systems administration lowers administrative costs and helps improve runtime capacity
Many new and improved capabilities can simplify administrator workloads as they strive to maintain optimal usage of the InfoSphere Streams runtime.
IBM Accelerator for Telecommunications Event Data Analytics
IBM Accelerator for Telecommunications Event Data Analytics is a template that enables real-time processing and analytics of Call Detail Records and Event Detail Records using IBM InfoSphere Streams. The template is a collection of assets that must be configured for a specific use case, such as:
Customization may be required for specific customer deployments, including writing or changing SPL code, C++ code, or scripts. Customization may include changes to input files, containing sets of CDRs IPDRs, Event Detailed Records (referred to as xDRs), generated by switches, networking equipment, or external systems. Customization may include changes to functions in the template, such as:
Finally, customization may be done for output, such as changing the external xDR repository.
New Accelerator for Social Data Analytics enables monitoring of internet social media.
The Social Data Accelerator, extracts relevant information from Tweets, Boards, and Blogs, and builds your social profiles based on a specific use case and industry. Standard analysis on Buzz, Sentiment, Intent to Buy, Intent to Attend, Customer Of, Ownership is provided in context of the social profile dimensions,such as gender, location, parental status, marital status, product interest, employment.
New Accelerator for Machine Data Analytics simplifies development of geospatial applications.
New Accelerator for Geospatial Data Analytics
The Geospatial Data Analytics Accelerator will provide ability to interpret location data (for example GPS data) and display on a map. It also provides geofencing, the ability to see if a location exists in or around the vicinity and area of interest. This accelerator can be used in conjunction with city maps to point various moving traffic points as long as they are transmitting GPS data.
New Accelerator for Time Series Data Analytics improves decision making with cognitive and predictive analytics.
The Accelerator for Time Series Data Analytics has been used many years as a research asset in healthcare applications, scientific applications, and transportation applications. The new Time Series accelerator Data Analytics provides a number of statistical and predictive analytic operators to speed development of analytic applications.
New toolkit for Complex Event Processing
A new complex event processing operator makes it much simpler to create complex event processing applications.
New toolkit for IBM InfoSphere Server integration improves interoperability between Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) jobs and Analytic jobs.
IBM InfoSphere DataStage Integration Toolkit
IBM InfoSphere DataStage Integration Toolkit provides operators and commands that facilitate integration between IBM InfoSphere Streams and IBM InfoSphere DataStage .
Integration of InfoSphere DataStage and InfoSphere Streams applications involves flowing data streams between the applications and configuring them to use the data.
By sending data to InfoSphere Streams from IBM InfoSphere DataStage , InfoSphere Streams can perform near real-time analytic processing in parallel to the data being loaded into a warehouse by IBM InfoSphere DataStage . Alternatively, when sending data from InfoSphere Streams to IBM InfoSphere DataStage , the InfoSphere Streams job performs real-time analytic processing, and then forwards the data to IBM InfoSphere DataStage to enrich, transform, and store the details for archival and lineage purposes.
IBM InfoSphere Streams Advanced Text Accelerator provides an operator for running Annotation Query Language (AQL) queries over text documents and plugins for developing AQL queries.
AQL specifies rules for extracting information from text documents. Other IBM products, such as IBM InfoSphere BigInsights , also support AQL queries. AQL can be compiled into an Annotation Operator Graph file (AOG file) (.aog file), which is an internal representation of the operator graph that is used by the text analytics engine to annotate the document at run time.
Financial Accelerator continues to provide benefits such as faster time to value, better performance, and greater simplicity for applications used in Financial Services. The Financial Accelerator includes:
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Accessibility features supported by InfoSphere Streams V3.0:
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IBM InfoSphere Streams offers an ultra-high performance-in-motion analytics platform for the real-time analytic processing market. Real time analytic processing is an extension of the online analytic processing (OLAP) market by doing analysis on data in motion instead of on data at rest to provide higher volume and lower latency analysis. It represents a new evolution in the business intelligence market characterized by incredible throughput rates of disparate types of structured and unstructured information that must be processed with millisecond or microsecond latencies using complex correlations and powerful analytics.
A key difference between InfoSphere Streams and other business intelligence offerings, such as OLAP, is that the latter requires data to be at rest before running analytics. However, InfoSphere Streams analyzes data in-motion -- a faster process, since it does not need to be stored on disk. This can lead to ultra-low latencies as compared to existing technologies.
InfoSphere Streams also allows persisting subsets of data or complete data as business demands. In addition, while OLAP offerings are traditionally limited to supporting only structured data, InfoSphere Streams technology can support both structured and unstructured data. While being radically different from existing business intelligence solutions, InfoSphere Streams can efficiently extend and add synergy to existing Business Intelligence offerings. For example, InfoSphere Streams can reuse and continually refine existing analytics expressed in Predictive Model Markup Language (PMML) standards.
InfoSphere Streams V3.0 comes standard with several toolkits and accelerators to help provide quicker time to value. These include Financial Toolkit, Mining Toolkit, Telecommunications Event Data Analytics, Machine Data Analytics, Social Media Analytics, Messaging Toolkit, Internet, Big Data, Complex Event Processing Toolkit, and Advanced Text Analytics.
The real-time analytic market overlaps with the Complex Event Processing marketplace. InfoSphere Streams extends this market by providing the capability to read in and process much higher discrete event throughput rates and continuous streams of information, such as audio feeds from hydrophones or video feeds from television with ultra-low latencies. Furthermore, InfoSphere Streams also provides the incremental capabilities to process unstructured data such as audio, video, text, and EKG.
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Product description Language GA date Developer Edition V3.0.0 English December 14, 2012 IBM InfoSphere Streams NPE English December 14, 2012 V3.0.0 IBM InfoSphere Streams V3.0.0 English December 14, 2012
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InfoSphere Streams V3.0 is compatible with applications that were developed for use on InfoSphere Streams V2.0.
Performance of InfoSphere Streams applications is dependent on many things, including, but not limited to:
InfoSphere Streams V3.0, using quadcore x86 3.0 GHz machines in a cluster, an application with simple analytics, and WebSphere MQ Low Latency Messaging using InfiniBand (IB), with 256-byte tuples, achieved a throughput of over one million tuples with just two machines instead of using six machines as in V1.0.
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Successful application operation and management of InfoSphere Streams is the responsibility of the user. Examples of those responsibilities include:
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