With the ease of use and lowered dependency on administrators and app developers, organizations can bring their senior business analysts and operations team members into the role of “owning” streaming application deployments. These members of the organization are ready and able to contribute to these streaming initiatives. With their participation, not only can the deployment of streaming data pipelines and applications be distributed, but the process of adopting and maintaining these environments will also gain momentum. Operations team members can gain insights directly on the datasets generated from their assembly line, connected fleet, and supply chain events. Business analysts can utilize the real-time information on business and consumer events to continually develop competitive advantage and new revenue streams.
A singular key to all of these components is the ease of data access. If streaming data is locked into silos where business stakeholders and operations teams have difficulty gaining access, even the best streaming integration initiatives will meet resistance. For better or worse, the data access method of choice for most business stakeholders and their tool of choice is the SQL query language. Streaming facilities need to incorporate this data access method into their capabilities. Being able to utilize SQL-compliant, or near-compliant, data access gives streaming applications the opportunity to spread their information across the broadest cross-section of data consumers.
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