Several stream processing engines have emerged in recent years. In addition to Streams, and the increasingly popular Spark Streaming project, there are several other Apache projects with stream processing capabilities, including Apex, Flink, Storm, and Samza.
A leading critical care research centre is trying to identify patients whose health is at risk of deteriorating. They are using Streams to develop a software solution to analyze patient data and alert them to potential problems.
Cerner is the world’s largest publicly traded health information technology company, with solutions deployed at over 25,000 facilities worldwide. Using Streams and Apache Kafka for real time performance monitoring, Cerner is able to quickly and accurately identify performance issues.