@backtrader Thanks a ton for that. It does sort out quite a bit for me. Also gives me confidence in you saying that I wouldn't need spark for something like this and that python by itself should be able to handle the load. (Anyways, it's going to be a fairly small system to begin with).
PS. Looks like i'm going to have to reach out to you again in the future. But SUPER appreciate your response (tipping my hat :)