In a world where real-time data streams are becoming much more common, and with the volume of that data continuing to increase, it makes sense that a framework would be developed to increase the ease at which that data can be processed. Yahoo! S4 isn't the first such framework to be concieved, or even open sourced, but it is likely to massively increase awareness that such frameworks exist, what problems they may help solve and get developers thinking about how they could use the technology and potentially increase the likelihood of somebody moving S4-like capabilities into the cloud and offering it as as service.
Sparkart has developed websites for market leaders across many industries. From Bon Jovi to the UFC, Sparkart specializes in pulling content from around the web, and consolidating it into a single, robust website that turns "artists into rockstars, clothing labels into overnight successes and devout fans into passionate communities." Now, with the launch of Storyteller, Sparkart brings the technology that has driven its success to developers. Sparkart refers to Storyteller as a "Content Presentation System." Storyteller's mission is simple: "a new product from Sparkart that enables you to build great websites with content from anywhere."