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Real-Time Big Data Analytics

By : Sumit Gupta, Shilpi Saxena
Book Image

Real-Time Big Data Analytics

By: Sumit Gupta, Shilpi Saxena

Overview of this book

Enterprise has been striving hard to deal with the challenges of data arriving in real time or near real time. Although there are technologies such as Storm and Spark (and many more) that solve the challenges of real-time data, using the appropriate technology/framework for the right business use case is the key to success. This book provides you with the skills required to quickly design, implement and deploy your real-time analytics using real-world examples of big data use cases. From the beginning of the book, we will cover the basics of varied real-time data processing frameworks and technologies. We will discuss and explain the differences between batch and real-time processing in detail, and will also explore the techniques and programming concepts using Apache Storm. Moving on, we’ll familiarize you with “Amazon Kinesis” for real-time data processing on cloud. We will further develop your understanding of real-time analytics through a comprehensive review of Apache Spark along with the high-level architecture and the building blocks of a Spark program. You will learn how to transform your data, get an output from transformations, and persist your results using Spark RDDs, using an interface called Spark SQL to work with Spark. At the end of this book, we will introduce Spark Streaming, the streaming library of Spark, and will walk you through the emerging Lambda Architecture (LA), which provides a hybrid platform for big data processing by combining real-time and precomputed batch data to provide a near real-time view of incoming data.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Real-Time Big Data Analytics
About the Authors
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Creating a Kinesis streaming service

In this section, we will see some real-world examples which will produce the streaming data and then will store it in a Kinesis stream. At the same time, we will also see Kinesis consumers that will consume and process the streaming data from Kinesis streams.

Access to AWS Kinesis

The very first step in working with Kinesis streams is getting access to Amazon Web Services (AWS). Please perform the following steps for getting access to AWS:

  1. Open and click on Create an AWS Account:

  2. Follow the rest of the instructions as they appear on your screen.


    For detailed instructions, you can refer to the YouTube video at

The sign-up process may involve receiving a phone call and entering the temporary verification pin number.

At the end, you will be provided with the username and password for accessing and managing your AWS account and all its associated services.

Once we complete the sign up process...