Stream allows you to easily extend its capabilities through the development of plugins. Plugins can be developed to provide specialized data processing and integration logic, web services, and to enable support for different data encoding formats, databases and network protocols.
Stream uses a special type of plugin called "Reactors" to capture and integrate data, and to define data processing logic. Any number of Reactor instances can be configured and connected together to create real-time data processing pipelines, or "Reaction Chains".
Stream's Database plugins store and retrieve information using the embedded database or external database servers.
Stream's Codec plugins read or write events using a particular data encoding format.
Stream's Protocol plugins are used by our SnifferReactor to generate events derived from live network traffic.
Stream's Service plugins create web services that run within Stream's embedded web server.