Welcome to the Punch product documentation for the Dave release.
The punch is a ready-to-go-production data analytics solution. It is built on a foundation of key open source technologies such as elasticsearch, spark and kafka, all packaged together with a number of business modules in a single well-documented and supported distribution.
The punch is unique in a way that it gives users the ability to design the so-called data processing pipelines by configuration. These pipelines cover a wide range of functional use cases : data collection and transport from edge to central platforms, data parsing, filtering and enrichment, real-time alerting, or machine learning. Combined with cutting edge data visualisation capabilities, multi-tenancy and security, the punch lets you go on to production today, on cloud or On-premise infrastructures.
Cybersecurity, system or application monitoring, predictive analysis are typical punch sweet spots. It can serve virtually all types of business verticals: retail, healthcare, manufacturing, financial services, government.
why Dave ?
David Warren Brubeck (December 6, 1920 – December 5, 2012) was an American jazz pianist and composer, considered one of the foremost exponents of cool jazz. Brubeck's real achievement was to blend European compositional ideas, very demanding rhythmic structures, jazz song-forms and improvisation in expressive and accessible ways.
Overview & Value Proposition¶
To go through the Punch rationale and understand its unique offering, start here:
- Understand the architectural patterns of data centric applications
- A tour of the various punch enablers
- Understand the forward engineering Punch team offering
The Punchplatform relies on a few simple concepts. Together they enable you to design and run various kinds of processing logics : stream and batch computing, complex event processing, correlation and detection, machine learning algorithms, and more. This short chapter explains these core punchplatform concepts and ideas in details.
- Punchlines : the base processing units
- Channels : to combine pipelines into applications
- Tenants : to design a multi-tenant platform
- Platform : building, running, upgrading your system
The Punchplatform is freely available for testing. Simply download the standalone package from https://punchplatform.com, then follow the getting started chapter instructions. You will design, deploy and run complete data pipelines in minutes. You will then be ready to design your own use cases.
The Punchplatform provides you with powerful building blocks, features and functions you can in turn assemble into higher level use cases. The reference guide provides detailed explanations for each component. This is the richest part of the documentation.
The punch is designed to be production ready. This chapter provides instructions and guidance to best operate your platform, and provide helpful troubleshooting notes.
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