Data-Driven Apps – What are they and the easiest way to develop them

At the moment, we hear a lot about how businesses need to become data-driven to remain competitive, how business need to understand their customer’s needs and quickly deliver value to those customers.

But how do you do that?

You take advantage of data-driven apps that allow users to create value or insights from data in real-time. 

What are Data-Driven Apps?

Data-driven apps operate on a diverse set of data (spatial, documents, sensor, transactional, etc.) pulled from multiple different sources, often in real-time and create value from that data in very different ways to traditional applications. For example, they may use Machine Learning to make real-time recommendations to customers or detect fraudulent transactions. Or use Graph analytics to identify influencers in a community and target them with specific promotions or perhaps use spatial data to keep track of deliveries.

These apps are also frequently deployed on multiple platforms, including mobile devices as well as standard web browsers, which means they need a flexible, scalable and reliability deployment platform. Given the demands on these apps, they need to be continuously developed to adapt to new use cases or user needs, and all updates must happen online as they have to be available 24×7.

When building data-driven apps, developers need to leverage an ever-increasing set of data processing and machine learning algorithms to meet these requirements.

So how should you go about developing and deploying data-driven apps quickly, efficiently, and more importantly, in a maintainable way?

Data-Driven Techniques and Technology

You take a data-first approach, or as A. Neil Pappalardo put it ‘A Minimize Code, Maximize Data‘ approach. In other words, you bring the algorithms to the data, not the data to the algorithms.

In the video below, I explain how to take advantage of the built-in features and functionality of the Oracle Database to develop and deploy data-driven apps efficiently. I also share some easy to follow code examples to demonstrate how much simpler your application code can be if you use this approach!

Below the video, you will find links to hands-on labs and detailed blogs on all of the features and functionality used in the video. You can also try out all of these advantages of developing on a data-driven app on an Oracle converged database either on-premises or on Oracle Autonomous Database using Oracle LiveLabs.

Now that you have seen me do, why not try it yourself by taking advantage of these hands-on labs and blog posts that will provide you with a step by step guide:

Taking advantage of built-in Machine Learning in Oracle Database

How to perform spatial analyses on Longitude and Latitude data in Oracle Database

How to model evolving data in Graph in Oracle Database

Getting started with JSON in the Oracle Database

Real-Time Analytics with Oracle Database In-Memory

Fast data ingest for IoT in the Oracle Database

Performing application upgrades online with Oracle Edition Based Redefinition

Native Blockchain tables in Oracle Database

Using Advanced Queuing in Oracle Database

Taking Advantage of Oracle’s Multitenant Architecture

One thought on “Data-Driven Apps – What are they and the easiest way to develop them”

  1. This is a fantastic overview and it is so relevant.

    Using the appropriate tech for the circumstance doesn’t have to result in losing the benefits of one technology for another, or increase system complexity.

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