As the use of real-time applications increases rapidly in virtually all industries, there are a few things to keep in mind in order to take full advantage of this powerful development and deployment environment. Below are the Do’s and Don’ts of Real-Time Application Development.
Design event-driven systems: Deploy an Event-Driven Architecture so processes operate independently no matter when or how often data arrives, enabling highly scalable loosely coupled applications.
Build with agility in mind: Build applications faster using low code tools and continuous deployment capabilities to easily modify applications on the fly.
Plan strategically, deploy tactically: Define a set of intelligent applications as a digital nervous system, then deploy them one at a time based on near-term business priorities.
Automatically trigger business actions: Design real-time systems to analyze situations and take immediate action whenever possible, bringing in humans to make critical decisions when necessary.
Bring computing closer to the source: Achieve low-latency and high performance of real-time systems by deploying processing logic at the edge as close to the source as possible.
Default to Big Data thinking: Instead, sense, analyze, and act upon streaming data as it arrives to enable the quickest and most useful response, only storing it at the end.
Prototype with one set of tools and build with another: Instead, use one integrated IDE to reduce complexity and training, thereby dramatically shortening time to value.
Reinvent the wheel: Instead, compose new applications by reusing features or components that can be dragged and dropped from libraries or previously built applications.
Display and call it a day: Instead, go beyond data visualization and embed automated, real-time intelligence to reflexively act on critical information as it arrives.
Build it and forget it: Instead, evolve real-time applications over time as requirements change and new technologies become available.
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