Streaming databases: stepping outside of Postgres

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45 Minute Talk
Emerging technologies
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Postgres is a fabulous database providing its users with deep and accurate insight to the largest of datasets. Sometimes, however, too much data happens too fast and traditional relational databases are no longer suitable solutions to our problems. If you want the power of complex database solution but have hundreds of thousands of new datum per second and need to run hundreds of thousands of queries per second it can become evident that a different approach is required.

In this talk, we will introduce Esper. Esper is a real-time streaming database (or CEP system) that allows running soft-real-time queries on streaming datasets. Esper an excellent complimentary tool to Postgres and can completely alter the way you think about real-time data problems.