Will real-time data processing replace batch processing?
At Confluent's user conference, Kafka co-creator Jay Kreps argued that stream processing would eventually supplant traditional methods of batch processing altogether.
Absolutely: Businesses operate in real-time and are looking to move their IT systems to real-time capabilities.
Eventually: Enterprises will adopt technology slowly, so batch processing will be around for several more years.
No way: Stream processing is a niche, and there will always be cases where batch processing is the only option.
Benjamin Ball
Benjamin Ball

Director of Marketing at The New Stack, Ben occupies the weird space between developer content, marketing, and sales. He has a passion for communicating between IT professionals and the rest of the organization, and is always trying to position himself as an intermediary voice between engineers and their managers, executives, marketers, customers, and users. He was previously Technical Editor and Producer of The New Stack's Docker & Container ebook series, as well as a Research Analyst & Content Producer at DZone.

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