Data Transformation refers to the process of converting data from one format, structure, or representation into another. This can involve cleaning and reformatting data, aggregating information, or applying mathematical operations to make the data suitable for analysis or use in a specific context.


DataX: A system for Data eXchange and transformation of streams

The exponential growth in smart sensors and rapid progress in 5G networks is creating a world awash with data streams. However, a key barrier to building performant multi-sensor, distributed stream processing applications is high programming complexity. We propose DataX, a novel platform that improves programmer productivity by enabling easy exchange, transformations, and fusion of data streams. DataX abstraction simplifies the application’s specification and exposes parallelism and dependencies among the application functions (microservices). DataX runtime automatically sets up appropriate data communication mechanisms, enables effortless reuse of microservices and data streams across applications, and leverages serverless computing to transform, fuse, and auto-scale microservices. DataX makes it easy to write, deploy and reliably operate distributed applications at scale. Synthesizing these capabilities into a single platform is substantially more transformative than any available stream processing system.