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TIBCO’s Don Adams has been mentioned in an Asian IT article describing the “Event Decision Architecture” (hereafter edA to avoid confusion with vanilla Event Driven Architectures…). This approach stresses the importance of matching events (both simple and derive...
JT has posted his view on rules and decisions and how they relate. Given that James talks more about services than events, I thought it would be worth reviewing his post from both a Complex Event Processing and a TIBCO BusinessEvents event processing platform perspective. [Caveat: we p...
Reading an interesting report on the recent Microsoft Research event (TechFest), I noticed a few projects that are relevant to Complex Event Processing:  Tools and Services for Data Intensive Research - this was by the Dryad distributed computing research project team, and makes an in...
IT strategist Brenda Michelson has posted an interesting blog titled “Smart Roads, Bridges and Grids call for Smart Event Processing”, referring to a similarily titled WSJ article. The article concentrates on the availability and technology of the sensors: from a Complex Ev...
Tim Bass recently challenged [*1] the assertion that Complex Event Processing provides “situation awareness” and quoted a Wikipedia article covering this topic from the usual human element. The article interestingly includes a generalized diagram of situation awareness  [re...
JT has blogged about Forrester’s report on CEP and Business Rule platforms (which I haven’t seen yet). James concurs with the Forrester authors that CEP and BR (ie BRMS) platforms are “complementary” and adds that “Decision Management” would be a bet...
The global economic crisis focuses IT buyers' minds on efficiency and immediate financial benefits. Real software in areas such as business intelligence (BI) and complex-event processing (CEP) is in vogue. Abstract thinking is not.Thus comes
The global economic crisis focuses IT buyers' minds on efficiency and immediate financial benefits. Real software in areas such as business intelligence (BI) and complex-event processing (CEP) is in vogue. Abstract thinking is not.Thus comes
The Business Rule Forum folk have just published their flier for submissions for their November conference [*1], and I noticed what seems to be a sly misprint (or a slight dig at the technology-focused Complex Event Processing community) in their call for customer case studies: We also...
One of the interesting subsets of Complex Event Processing is Event Stream Processing - dealing with event streams such as financial data feeds, or indeed any continuous stream of events of a similar type. In TIBCO BusinessEvents, any incoming event is treated as an individual event fr...
TIBCO announced today the delivery of the first TIBCO Messaging Appliance - basically an RV agent in a box - and this has been widely reported and blogged about. It’s quite feasible that the same approach could be used for “basic” complex event processing operations, ...
Jim Sinur at Gartner has just commented on the need for BPM (or at least, “business processes”) to handle more sophisticated decisions based on rules, analytics and events, and this is expanded by James Taylor who blogs that the central thread is the “decision”,...
There are a few events already lined up for CEP this year. In chronological order: AAAi Intelligent Event Processing 2009: 23-25 March at Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, USA as a part of AAAi. Sadly this conflicts with the OMG Washington DC Technical Meeting (where the PRR rule mo...
A decade ago, software ISVs needed to provide compatibility with the application deployment engines of the day - namely the Websphere and Weblogic app servers, which grew quickly in importance after the appearance of the J2EE standard. One wonders if the time is right for event-based a...
Interesting to see the huge interest in Cloud Computing. David Luckham’s complexevents.com just referenced one of several recent Infoworld articles and blogs that attempt to define the term. Another compares the buzz to past excitements - remember Application Service Provider and...
Dr Terry Halpin (of ORM fame) has published on BRCommunity.com a series of articles on temporal modeling. In his latest article he mentions the use of state models, as used in the TIBCO BusinessEvents CEP tool, but concentrates on some disjoint subclasses to describe role types of enti...
With the inauguration of a new US President just around the corner, I’ve been ruminating on the forthcoming changes. It’s not an easy job to begin with, and since there’s so much work to do and he’s got a brand new team, I’m thinking President-elect Obama might be able to use Complex ...
Next week sees the first 2009 get-together for rule standards developers, with the W3C Rule Interchange Format meeting to continue development of the Production Rule Dialect (among others). RIF PRD aims to provide a common rule representation for things like XML-based Domain Specific L...
Sometime one has to take what one reads on the web with a liberal pinch of salt. I was amused to read on Intelligent Enterprise in the last few days that: CEP is a “BI Megatrend” CEP is a “marketing device” CEP to be provided by IBM’s latest (rule engine)...
Opher (as chair of the Event Processing Technical Society) just sent out an email to EPTS members, reminding us of the progress on EPTS working groups. EPTS is a lightweight, low-cost industry body of Event Processing vendors, users, analysts and researchers: in some ways EPTS is follo...
… became the topic on one of the last days of OMG this week, with an interesting debate on the relationships between case management and dynamic business processes / activities, records management, and the BPMN roadmap. So what’s on the cards, and what is the relationship t...
Eli Perlman of Cognizant gave a great presentation at the BPM Consortium (OMG) this week on how BPM cannot by itself solve all the health industry’s problems - it also needs to handle events and complex events to intelligently drive these processes. To give an indication of some ...
At OMG this week we had an update on the BPMN 2.0 work. BPMN 2.0 is of course primarily for the “human event processing” community, a.k.a BPM, and adds an XML storage mechanism for persisting processes and diagrams as an “alternative” to WfMC’s XPDL. BPMN ...
TIBCO BusinessEvents 3.0.1 is now shipping. This includes a few niceties for complex event processing needs such as extreme performance and better business control: More platform support: x86 platforms can now use Solaris 10 64′, Windows Server 2008 32′ and 64′, Vis...
Neil Raden blogged on Intelligent Enterprise about Process Intelligence, commenting that that “Operational BI, Pervasive BI, Operational Intelligence, Process Intelligence, BAM, Complex Event Processing, Decision Management and Decision Services” all overlap. This is almost...
There was an interesting article on predictive analytics and CEP in Insurance & Technology this month, as reported on David Luckham’s site. The article commented on day-by-day / real-time high-volume data analysis using predictive analytics and complex event processing. Thoug...
Some people seem to be quite surprised to find that TIBCO BusinessEvents, classed as a Complex Event Processing product, includes a “rule engine”. Especially those that look at the CEP tools market and just see the stream-based CEP products doing continuous queries. Nonethl...
An industry colleague mentioned to me over the Summer that they had attended a “Cloud Computing” talk where it was mentioned that cloud computing would overtake Complex Event Processing. I didn’t get a good response as to what “overtake” meant in this cont...
The 2nd day of the BPM ThinkTank Europe event included a round table session on “process governance”. I am not as familiar as I should be with TIBCO BPM’s governance provisions, but on the Complex Event Processing / Event-Driven Decisions part we support Business Rule...
This week sees the BPM Think Tank move to Europe, and a chance to observe any differences in BPM expectations and takeup over the previous US event. TIBCO were here to host the round table on “Combining Event Processing with BPMS for Agility” - more on that later. As it hap...
Interesting times here at TIBCO and beyond. In fact, it seems like according to the zeitgeist, it’s one of those tumultuous times where everyone is constantly reminded of pending change. There’s also change of some sort in the political environment coming here in the U.S. I’m not ...
One of the nice things about Business Rules Forum is that the Rule Markup Conference (RuleML08) is co-located with it. So some of us change rooms today to discuss progress on rule standards, with TIBCO presenting OMG PRR, Ilog presenting W3C RIF, and IBM presenting SBVR’s date-ti...
Paul Haley, no doubt somewhat bemused that his old company (still using his name) is now under the Oracle banner, presented his proposal for the development of an upper ontology joining together the concepts of events (and event processing), process, state and rules. Not surprisingly, ...
Business Decisions from Real Time Events was TIBCO’s contribution to introduce event-based rules and decisions to the business rules audience. This covered: Conventional IT systems, even SOA and BPM, even with predictive analytics and decision services, are still replicating the...
[ our apologies should you receive this message more than one time ] 3rd International Conference on Adaptive Business Information Systems Leipzig, Germany, 23-25 March http://siwn.org.uk/2009leipzig/ABIS09.htm Call for Papers Second SIWN Congress (SIW...
One of the more obvious up-and-coming IT “best practices” is the area of “decision management” – as evangelised by James Taylor at Smart Enough Systems – which postulates that separating and managing decisions is as important as managing business processes. ...
… was the catchy snappy hip punchy title of our contribution to this year’s BPMI (aka OMG) Think Tank 2008’s RoundTable sessions. These are used to get feedback from end-users, consultants and indeed other vendors on a variety of issues - which in this case was the ro...
Jim Sinur, newly returned to the Gartner camp, just made an interesting post on rule representations. As TIBCO is attending the OMG and W3c rule standards meetings this week, we’re probably in a good position to critique Jim’s view (and make some, er, suggestions). Lets sta...
Complex Event Processing pioneer Tibco ups the ante with a new UI for business rules creation and a query language that pans through event streams.
A tool for enterprise architects, business analysts and Java developers includes an integrated engine for complex-event processing. Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN), Business Process Execution Language (BPEL) and WS-Human Task standards are supported.