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At DEBS last week, the EPTS Language and Use Case working groups presented tutorials, and the EPTS Reference Architecture group (co-chaired by TIBCO) met for a useful catch-up session. But sorely missed were the “Glossary-ers”, tasked with standardizing the terminology used...
A Healthcare Informatics blog by Marc Paradis analyses HP’s view of Business Intelligence Trends for 2009. The latter is relevant because trend #10 is “CEP comes of age”. The HP author(s) make the common mistake of confusing event stream processing with its superset c...
Water’s had an article a few weeks ago titled “Quantum Leap” about BNP Paribas. Now, BNP Paribas happen to be a TIBCO event processing customer, and TIBCO’s CEP group is internally called “Quantum Leap”, so one might naturally infer that this was a u...
Dr John Bates of Apama, cofounder of one of the earliest vendors in the CEP space, gave a very nice keynote presentation at DEBS. Apama’s view on CEP market trends include things like location-aware telco services such as real-time dating (!), transport and logistics, etc. In par...
Smashing Magazine has a cool “cheat sheet” for those interested in the ongoing development of HTML 5. Of interest is what’s being excluded and what’s new, as well as the length of time it’s going to take before HTML 5 is completely supported: XHTML is dead, long live HTML 5! Accor...
The next DEBS “tutorial” was effectively the EPTS Language Analysis group report. As a vendor not involved in this group I wondered if it would miss something that is covered (or planned) in TIBCO BusinessEvents. But instead this proved a well executed and informative sessi...
This week is the DEBS09 conference (sadly, more bearded academics than dainty debutantes). Things kicked-off with the “Event Processing Use Cases” tutorial (in reality a report by the Event Processing Technical Society Use Case working group). The group has created a good u...
Computing (a UK IT weekly) has an article called Tools of the Architect’s Trade. In it, Gregor Baus from Air France describes some aspects of their EDA system for “smart boarding” - utilizing TIBCO CEP technology, as it happens. Note that “smart boarding” ...
So what does this say about Oracle's strategy for forming SNORKEL, the Sun acquisition? Well, at the risk of reductio ad absurdum, having bought BEA and Sun, Larry Ellison sees Java as the new SQL
The Banker runs annual technology awards, and this year the Citibank CEP application supporting real-time marketing is one of the winners. The article quotes: “The system deploys complex event processing technology to evaluate static and dynamic events against a customer profile ...
ycao5@scs.carleton.ca wrote: > > Hello everyone, > > I have one question about the real-life applications of XML-based > publish/subscribe system in which the published messages are in XML > format. Can I find...
This week OMG’s Technical Meeting has had most buzz around the BPMN 2.0 submission (and congratulations to that team, for which TIBCO is a supporter). Some of the other stuff going on includes: PRR or Production Rules Representation (which, for complex event processing like in T...
Over the past few weeks I’ve been an “Acting Project Manager” alongside a talented TIBCO team who designed and implemented a telco services gateway using TIBCO event processing software. Of course, the importance of the Project Manager role decreases in direct relatio...
Someone asked what other TIBCO blogs were around, as the “Communities” tab on www.tibco.com currently only mentions this, the CEP blog… Here is a quick guide to the other TIBCO blogs… Cloud computing - the TIBCO Silver blog - answering questions about TIBCOR...
One of the interesting attributes of rule-based systems (whether in complex event processing, decision services, or whatever) is the ability for end-users to maintain the rules separately from the IT development cycle. Rule-based development tools (TIBCO BusinessEvents included) typica...
And with that, TIBCO’s newest offering, Silver is off and running.  Announced yesterday at the NOWonline show, it seems to be getting a good bit of attention in the press, analyst and blogosphere communities.  eBizQ picked up on the announcement and commented on its use of CEP in the...
TIBCO's take on PaaS is notable for its emphasis on global 2000 enterprises, with a target on custom business applications, and with a largely automated means to integrate cloud applications and processes with on-premises IT resources and data.
Traditionally (i.e. for the past 2-3 years!) CEP has mainly been covered by the (mostly academic) DEBS event [3rd is this year in Nashville, July 6-9] and the EPTS Symposium [5th is this year in Trento Italy, Sept 21-23]. Interestingly there is increasing spin-off of CEP into other eve...
Not really too CEP-related, except that events and event processing can take place anywhere: TIBCO’s Cloud Computing initiative is an announced agenda item for next week’s TIBCO NOW global webevent. I haven’t seen the content, but clearly the main area of interest is ...
Suddenly, cloud computing is the dominant buzzword of the day, but the current confluence of trends includes much more.
The Drools team are pleased to announce the release of Drools 5.0 Final. Everyone's favourite Java Rule Engine with the delivery of version 5.0 gives genesis to the Business Logic integration Platform, which provides a unified and integrated platform for Rules, Workflow and Event Proce...
Work on the EPTS Reference Architecture is moving forward, with excellent contributions from the event processing industry and academia (EPTS members can observe the work-in-progress on the EPTS working group wiki). One interesting angle of discussion revolves around the compatibility ...
The UK’s Register had an interesting white paper advertised as “University Hospitals Bristol gain real-time view of bed availability”. As healthcare is one of the next IT wastelands that could really benefit from event processing (think real-time medical monitoring, p...
Sadly I missed Brenda Michelson, the Apama crew, and Joe McKendrick’s recent EBizQ webinar discussion on CEP. However, Brenda’s blog on the event has a nice diagram of what is described as the “Active Information Tier”. This has outputs as (informed) actions and...
    Co-located with the http://www.businessrulesforum.com/ Call for Papers RuleML 2009   3rd International Symposium on Rules, Applications, and Interoperability November 5 - 7 2009, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA http://2009....
Interesting to read on David Luckham’s site that according to the Gartner’s “Application Infrastructure and Middleware” report this sector now covers complex event processing, alongside middleware, SOA, and BPM. Per the ADT article, “Emerging technology ar...
Many of TIBCO’s Complex Event Processing customers use CEP for operational intelligence types of tasks in industries like transportation and logistics as well as financial services, healthcare and government. Many of these CEP users also use Operations Research techniques, usuall...
In TIBCO BusinessEvents 3.0 TIBCO introduced the BusinessEvents Query Language (BQL) [*1] for continuous (and static) queries against cached events and concepts - thereby adding a “stream processing” component to the “rule processing” BusinessEvents event proces...
One of the interesting requirements for XTP/XEP (as mentioned in the previous blog posting) is that such performance (and the need for fault tolerance / failover) requires co-operation across multiple systems, ideally generalised in a multi-agent architecture [*1]. The problem here is ...
Defining what is “eXtreme” is a difficult topic. For example, if I am simply “processing” simple events as incoming data with no correlation requirements, I have a significantly easier job than if I am doing complex event processing, abstracting higher level eve...
I think you may be combining several things here that would most likely be separate aspects of the business process and the technical solution space ? In all likelihood the reporting of the claim and the management of that claim are separate events. I am using the word 'events' deli...
A Solution Architect posed an interesting question over on the Complex Event Processing LinkedIn discussion board run by Tim Bass, which I reproduce here as it references TIBCO CEP: In my case I have to think as to monitoring/governing a EDW (enterprise data warehouse) where we have a ...
Many Complex Event Processing systems can be classified as “advanced decision support systems“; decisions are typically made with respect to the detection of complex events, and both the event detection AND decision are potentially rules-based. With the near-completion of t...
A call for papers has gone around for the workshop on “event-driven BPM” to be held 9-10 Sept in Ulm, Germany, [*1] part of a wider academic conference on BPM [*2]. This terminology might come as a surprise to the BPM community, who already generally consider “events&...
The Semantic Technology Information Day at the last OMG meeting included a short spiel on Complex Event Processing, relevant semantic models for CEP, and some of the appropriate standards (ODM or Ontology Definition Metamodel, and PRR or Production Rule Representation). The talks were ...
… was the title of the round table we chaired at the BPM Consortium meeting in DC last week. Some interesting observations (of mine, not necessarily the round table contributors) were: Business Process Management technologists understand the difference between Complex Event Proc...
Last week saw 2 questions come up regarding the relationship between Complex Event Processing tools and object oriented databases or OODBs. First, while at OMG’s Technical Meeting, we were asked about TIBCO’s interest in the OMG ODMG RFP to plan a successor to ODMG3.0. Then...
I see from Tim Bass’ blog that Brian Husted of Pyxis has published a paper titled “Event Driven Grid Computing“. This is regarding a US DOD SOA application that exploited “CEP to enable scalability for SOA“, handling tasks like intelligent routing, governa...
Bruce Silver has blogged on BPMN 2.0’s current status, and of interest to the CEP community are the new event handling features: “Non-interrupting events”: events can occur that are handled in a process without derailing it. Of course this is standard behavior in a C...
I resisted the temptation to title this blog “Choosing between CEP, SOA and BPM“, even though those acronyms effectively describe where these products are targeted. And it is not such a silly question: I recently listened in on a conversation regarding “when to choose...