Today, we are discussing why hybrid cloud and hybrid IT infrastructures require not just streaming data integration, but enterprise-grade streaming data integration. While streaming integration linked with hybrid deployment environments is necessary for organizations to take full advantage of their real-time data within their organization, the combination is not sufficient to make this a reality.
For the exploration and validation example above, any grade of streaming integration will do. “Free” open-source facilities, such as Apache Software Foundation projects, can be used for the validation of a scenario or a proof of concept. However, as organizations move their efforts toward mission-critical operations of a business, they need to have a technical infrastructure that provides stability and enterprise-grade performance.
The traits of an enterprise-grade streaming integration facility include the following: