In this chapter
- an introduction to stream processing
- differentiating between stream processing systems and other systems
“If it weren’t for the rocks in its bed, the stream would have no song.”
In this chapter, we will try to answer a few basic questions about streaming systems, starting with “what is stream processing?” and “what are these stream processing systems, or streaming systems, used for?” The objective is to cover some basic ideas that will be discussed in later chapters.