The term “real-time” is thrown around a lot these days, but it’s a buzzword that is often surrounded by ambiguity.

Every day, it seems a new product is announcing its real-time capability.

But how is real-time measured? It certainly isn’t measured in days (or even hours)—so is it measured in:
Nanoseconds?
Microseconds?
Milliseconds?
Seconds?
Minutes?
All of the above?

Everyone, from developers to software corporate marketing departments to even consumers, seems to have a slightly different answer.
So let’s explore the question “What does ‘real-time’ really mean?”Let’s begin with the dictionary definition:To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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