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Business Event Processing, or BEP: IBM's Steve Mills says it's about volumes and speeds – high volumes of fast transactions. He has purchased a small slew of companies to address the market, and they are beginning to appear in the WebSphere middleware suite.
… has hit the newswires [*1,2] along with an IDC comment that TIBCO BusinessEvents is “the undisputed CEP leader, with a market share of 40.2 percent”. TIBCO BusinessEvents version 3 has been already been in the hands of customers for a few weeks, and has lots of inte...
So “Event Processing Week” is over. We had 2 days of Gartner Event Processing conference, 2 days of Event Processing Technical Society, and a last day covering EPTS Business and Adrian Paschke’s DoReMePat EU R&D Project submission. Next year will likely see Gartne...
The last sessions on the last general day for EPTS4 covered… standards! Chris Ferris, who leads IBM’s Standards group, presented a background on why standards are important. His main point was that standards can persist much longer than you intend, using the case of Roman c...
The next sessions from EPTS4 covered some academic research projects. Prof Adrian Paschke (newly promoted to Berlin Uni) covered RuleML, Reaction RuleML, and the related standards of W3C RIF and PRR, then Alex from Betfair covered the Prova project which used state machines mapping to...
EPTS4 day 2 started with a a keynote by Susan Urban of Texas Tech Uni on a Roadmap for Research Directions. Susan comes from the active database world and was talking about fun stuff like distributed event processing agents and so forth. Susan emphasized “intelligence” as t...
Pedro Bizarro (Univ of Coimbra in Portugal) reported on the EPTS Use Case workgroup he co-chaired with Dieter Gawlick (Oracle CQL author). Their penultimate use case questionnaire runs to 52 questions, which they think is more than sufficient (or as Pedro said, “for some people, ...
Robert Almgren did the next keynote, with an excellent tutorial on Best Execution using CEP, and why the investment banks need it for things like market data analytics, smart order routing, and trading limit checks, and why equities will surely be followed by futures, FX and fixed inco...
EPTS meeting number 4 started this week with a keynote by Ramin Marzabani on “The Event Processing market from a VC Perspective”. Ramin came across as someone who was “unnaturally happy” for someone who is investing in a startup to compete with not only the like...
Here are some of the highlights from this week’s Gartner Event Processing Summit: Roy Shulze commented that there were 3 main areas of Complex Event Processing specialization: (event) capture, computation, and response. A possible 4th was (event / EP) management. Also interestin...
Following on from Gartner, and somewhat more interesting to CEP specialists, is the agenda-packed Event Processing Technical Society meeting, with a mixture of speakers and panels (some of which we’ll comment further on): VC viewpoint on investing in a CEP company - its fun! its...
So here in sunny Stamford CT we have at the Gartner Event Processing Summit (but not “processing Gartner events”, or even “summiting the Gartner Event Process”). The conference [*1] was well-organised, and proved ideal for those wanting a basic education on the ...
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One of the demos to watch for on the TIBCO stand at Gartner next week will be “Predictive Customer Interaction Management for Insurance”. This correlates customer events and models customer behavior to maximise the effectiveness of customer interactions - something not like...
Interesting to see James Taylor’s comment on “Decisions Matter in Complex Event Processing”. “Decision Management” [*1] is orthogonal to “event processing type”, where the latter could be continuous complex event processing through to simple ev...
Per a  recent press release, TIBCO has completed its acquisition of Insightful, known for its S+ statistics language (and with a common ancestry with the open source R langage) as used, amongst others, in the financial industry.  S+ and R have had a few mentions in recent CEP blogs: M...
My thanks to Ed Barkmeyer of NIST for a classic Complex Event Processing use case, extracted from an exchange on the W3C Rule Interchange Format working group email list: One can have a confluence of truly distinct technical events, all of which denote a single business event, and that...
… sounds like a political comment about Big Government [*1], but in fact we mean to delve a little into UML (and TIBCO BusinessEvents‘) State Models and their value to Complex Event Processing. Firstly, some CEP pundits might think that for low-latency applications, you won...
My colleague, Paul, got lots of… let’s call it, “feedback” regarding his post on the impending demise of the standalone Business Rule Engine (BRE) Market. It seems there are lots of folks out there who feel quite passionate about the subject, so I thought I wou...
Apart from classic Complex Event Processing (event abstraction across time, source, type and attribute) applications for situation-awareness type problems, TIBCO BusinessEvents is also finding uses in sophisticated / dynamic event-driven processes that cannot be fitted easily / entirel...
Tangosol sitings are a bit fewer since the company became part of Oracle. SearchSOA.com ran a piece in which a Coherence user speaks a bit about event processing for a rare-book site.
Tangosol sitings are a bit fewer since the company became part of Oracle. SearchSOA.com ran a piece in which a Coherence user speaks a bit about event processing for a rare-book site. Oracle has made a push to in-memory architecture and application caching, not to mention Grid. [Or Clo...
A few BI-related posts show how CEP and CEP-related thinking is starting to trickle into conventional thinking on Business Intelligence. First off, Intelligent Enterprise reports on some solutions to the problems of using data warehouses for real-time BI. Note that the solutions offere...
… are, according to Mike Gilpin, events, processes, services and information. How does CEP fit in this? Is it the Fifth Element? No, but CEP can be described in these terms as… a technology for automated processes for the continuous processing of events made up of 1 or mor...
A couple of things going on from September to the end of the year, which may be of interest to those learning about Complex Event Processing and related topics… 15-16 Sept: Gartner Event Processing Summit (Stamford, CT). Lots of CEP vendors speaking here! Last year was the first...
Enterprise Architecture covers, by definition, enterprise-wide modeling of both business and IT systems, and therefore should accomodate Complex Event Processing. One interesting blog shows *one* way of doing this - modeling events, event patterns and situations to “trigger proce...
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With the recent news that one of the 2 main pure-play BRMS vendors has got itself acquired, it might be a good idea to catch up [*1] on the differences between Business Rule Engine (BRE) and Business Rule Management System (BRMS) software components with their equivalents used in Compl...
I was surprised to see that, in the SOA world, there is some debate as to the usefulness of the Enterprise Service Bus. One reason for this might be the evolution of the term “ESB”, from enhanced middleware to service container framework (a.k.a. Enterprise SOA Bus?). Or pos...
David Luckham has posted a nice summary of the concepts (and use cases) for complex events and complex event processing [*1]. This complements his short CEP history series (parts 1 and 2) [*2]. Notes: [1] Now, if only someone would use this as a basis to rewrite the Wikipedia entry on ...
An interesting post on Tim Bass’ CEP blog [*1] describing Blackboard Systems, which is an established term from the era of AI research for “distributed knowledge systems” that co-operatively solve problems. Tim and I have previously mentioned blackboards and blackboar...
In among the sessions at the recent OMG Real-Time Distributed Object workshop were 2 interesting CEP papers. The first was by the Naval Surface Warfare Center on their evaluations of CEP technologies and tools for potential Navy use. Their goal is to replace certain “hard coded&#...
… was the title chosen by OMG for the CEP round table [*1] discussion at their Workshop on Distributed Object Computing for Real-time and Embedded Systems this week. “CEP vs hype” has been somewhat an over-discussed (but ultimately uninteresting) topic on various blog...
Another talk at DEBS that threatened to be on-the-ball was Douglas Schmidt’s keynote [*1] on model-driven event processing. Although it was not mentioned, most commercial CEP software systems [*2] can be considered model-driven (e.g. draw a diagram, and the system generates the a...
Another paper at the Distributed Event Based Systems conference was on “Event Based Constraints for SensorNet Programming”. I had high hopes for an interesting paper on goal-driven CEP, but in fact the authors (from Brown University, USA) seemed to define “constraint&...
Continuing on with the Distributed Event Based Systems conference, its quite surprising that the presentations on event transmission (aka intelligent middleware, content-based pub-sub, clustering pub-sub nodes for performance, secure pub-sub etc etc) and of event processing (CEP, ESP, ...