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InfoSphere Streams Receives "Top 100 Innovative Products" Award from R&D Magazine

Congratulations to my colleagues (and our customers) working with InfoSphere Streams, which was named one of the top 100 innovative products by R&D Magazine.  InfoSphere Streams is unique in its ability to process incredibly high volumes of data in real-time from multitudes of data sources, utilizing a new streaming architecture and breakthrough mathematical algorithms.  The result is real-time analysis of everything from stock trades to traffic patterns to medical monitoring equipment, at rates of up to millions of inputs a second.

Selected by an independent judging panel and editors of R&D Magazine, the award acknowledges the research behind IBM's InfoSphere Streams as one of the most technologically significant achievements over the past year.  (The full list of winners can be found here.)  

The R&D Magazine Website describes the awards in more detail:  "The Awards, widely recognized as the "Oscars of Innovation", identifies and celebrates the top high technology products of the year. Sophisticated testing equipment, innovative new materials, chemistry breakthroughs, biomedical products, consumer items, high-energy physics: the R&D 100 Awards spans industry, academia, and government-sponsored research."

Nagui Halim, Director for InfoSphere Streams, was quoted in an article posted on IBM's intranet on why this award is so meaningful:
"The InfoSphere Streams team is incredibly pleased to receive this award that acknowledges the skill and incredible research and development talent that brought this powerful new technology to life," said IBM SWG's Nagui Halim, Director of InfoSphere Streams. "The research and development team behind InfoSphere Streams actually started mapping out the concept for this technology's incredible potential back in 2003. We knew that there was a growing need to deal with increasing floods of data while being able to correlate and refine it in real time -- and our researchers took the challenge to find a solution head on. Finding the answer to this real world problem was the real motivator."

I've written plenty about InfoSphere Streams before, as the new outcomes the technology can deliver really are game (and life) changing.  You can find more about InfoSphere Streams on