Reactivity and DDP, it’s all very cool ,but there is an increasingly common use case where the benefits of Meteor seems less obvious to me as a newbie.
Example: In this day and age of widely available Open Data, a typical web app might access a database of 100 million static records, and use, DC.js or D3.js to present various slices of this data in some interesting way (aka a data cube with dimensions). Perhaps show some tables of summary data (aka a report) that you can scroll through or download as a PDF. A typical application might be allowing visitors to explore historic employment data from 1980 - 20015
Do the benefits of Meteor still outweigh various traditional alternatives like a simple server side micro framework like Python Flask or Sinatra? Or is the architecture ultimately geared towards real time interactive data i/o.
If not, what would you say are the main benefits of Meteor when building an app where the data is essentially static.