Real-time Analytics Platform for Interactive Data-mining (RAPID), a collaboration of University of Melbourne and
Australia’s Defense Science and Technology Group (DSTG), consumes data streams, performs analytics computations,
and produces high-quality knowledge for analysts. RAPID takes topic seed words and autonomously identifies emerging
keywords in the data. Users direct the system, setting time-windowing parameters, thresholds, update intervals and
sample rates. Apache Storm and Apache Kafka permit real-time streaming while logging options support off-line
processing. Decision-support scenarios feature Commander Critical Information Requirements involving comparisons
over time and time-sequencing of events, capabilities particularly well-served by RAPID technology, to be demonstrated
in the presentation.