Use Cases for StreamInsight

Discussion created by merighm on Jan 7, 2010
Latest reply on Jan 8, 2010 by merighm

While trying to come up with some use cases for StreamInsight (SI) with real-time data, things boiled down to one question: what can you eventually do with StreamInsight that is hard to do now with PI tools.  I ended up with only two categories:


-- Once SI is released, some GUI tools will show up on the market for on-line processing of real-time data.  Such products could consist of GUI tools or visual frameworks to let you assemble data analysis strategies in a graphical way.  So perhaps instead of creating ACE modules, one would have the possibility of creating plugins within such a framework.  Think of a SQL Server Integration Services-like Visual Studio extension that acts on SI data. 


-- Since data archived in PI goes through compression using a modified swinging door algorithm, some data mining strategies that are sensitive to such compression would prefer to process snapshots instead of archived data.  However, apart from some purely academic papers, I could not find any application that woud suffer from using compressed data.


Any ideas?