The architecture is well covered in the official documentation located at http://predictionio.incubator.apache.org/system/. However, we will expand on the important aspects a little more in this section so that we can completely understand the flexibility and the platform offering in detail.
The following diagram is from the official documentation of PredictionIO:
The key things to understand from the preceding diagram are as follows:
- Event Server will provide a RESTful endpoint for all the applications to drop events in real time. For applications such as product recommender, events may include view data, for when a buyer views various products, an event when a buyer adds a product to a cart, an event from IOT devices, and so on. Event Server of the current version of PredictionIO can use PostgreSQL 9.1/MySQL 5.1 or Apache HBase...