What is a Streaming Database?
About the Paper
The fresher the data the better, right? Most companies say yes, but there are cost, complexity, and data tech capability roadblocks that consistently stand in the way of operationalizing real-time data. However, a new breed of databases—specifically streaming databases—are helping data engineering and the broader data analytics teams tackle gaining the benefits of real-time data without stumbling over the traditional roadblocks. So, what exactly are streaming databases? This guide walks you through the architecture, how they differ from traditional databases, and what tradeoffs you might find.