As the speed of business accelerates, organizations are producing increasingly vast volumes of high velocity data in a variety of formats. Previously, organizations have had to resort to capturing, storing, and attempting to extract insights from data warehouses, after-the-fact. Organizations are now beginning to realize the benefits of being able to continuously analyze data as it is captured, in real-time – and take immediate action. The challenge lies in the fact that few organizations have the tools to analyze and immediately act on streaming data. In fact, in a recent survey, although 41% of the respondents stated that the ability to analyze and act on streaming data in minutes was critical, 67% admitted to not having the infrastructure to support that goal.