Confluent Platform 3.0 messaging system from Confluent, the company behind Apache Kafka messaging framework, supports Kafka Streams for real-time data processing. The company announced last week the general availability of the latest version of the open source Confluent platform.
Hortonworks has quietly made available the DataFlow platform which is based on Apache NiFi and attempts to solve the processing needs of the IoAT.
Twitter has replaced Storm with Heron which provides up to 14 times more throughput and up to 10 times less latency on a word count topology, and helped them reduce the needed hardware to a third.
Amazon recently announced Kinesis, a service that allows developers to stream large amounts of data from different sources and process it. The service is currently in limited preview.