Real-Time Data Ingestion

Real-time data ingestion is collecting processing data from various sources, including IoT sensors, web logs, mobile apps, and more, in real or near-real time. Streaming data is one type of real-time data ingestion. Real-time ingestion of both transactional and analytical data types is increasingly important for businesses across a spectrum of industries. In e-commerce and retail, real-time transactional data ingestion allows companies to more accurately and rapidly forecast demand, maintain just-in time stock, or adjust pricing. For manufacturing, real-time analytical data ingestion can provide IoT sensor alerts and maintenance data that can help reduce factory floor downtime and optimize production output.

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