It’s been a busy first quarter at Upsolver! We’ve continued to foster our great relationships with world-class companies like Sisense, ironSource and The Meet Group, deepened our partnership with Amazon Web Services, and have been working on some major product updates (which we’ll be sharing soon - stay tuned). And it’s great to see our hard work paying off as Upsolver has recently received the Rising Star and Premium Usability awards from FinancesOnline!
If you’re working with streaming data in 2019, odds are you’re using Kafka - either in its open-source distribution or as a managed service via Confluent or AWS. The stream processing platform, originally developed at LinkedIn and available under the Apache license, has become pretty much standard issue for event-based data, spanning diverse use cases from sensors to application logs to clicks on online advertisements.
Every software development team makes build-vs-buy decisions on a regular basis. For most coding problems, someone is offering a packaged or white-label solution. The decision whether to purchase a tool or develop an alternative in-house - to ‘build or buy’ - is typically made ad-hoc based on cost, existing engineering skillsets and organizational culture.