Smarten offers real-time analytics through its real-time cube architecture. Real-time analytics is required in various use cases, such as the stock market, telecommunications, IT infrastructure management, and IoT, where recent data is important, and users need to access data in real time. The Real-Time Data Connector does not store or cache any data in the cubes. It extracts the data from data sources as and when required and always retrieves the latest data from data sources. It connects to JDBC / ODBC-compliant relational databases, such as Microsoft® SQL Server, Oracle, and MySQL.