Category: Business Events

RETE Engines Must Forward and Backward Chain?!

Posted on 03/06/10 16 Comments

In a new development for me, I recently learned that one of the criteria for a “RETE-based rules-engine” to actually be classified as “RETE” is that the software must perform both forward and backward chaining. A well respected rules professional just informed me: If [the rules-engine] is just forward chaining it’s not RETE because the [...]

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A Bit of History on CEP and ESP Marketing

Posted on 11/16/08 1 Comment

In his Followup to “Do you need a Commercial CEP System?” Marc calls out Progress Apama and their great work in financial services.  I have always liked Apama’s product and what they are doing; however, we should be clear on the difference between marketing and technology. Progress Apama was the company who, when the buzzword [...]

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Twenty Four CEP Public Presentations on SlideShare

Posted on 11/03/08 2 Comments

For archiving purposes, I have uploaded 24 public CEP presentations that I presented over an 18 month period at various conferences from March 14, 2006 to September 21, 2007.  These presentations can be viewed here.  For example, my first public CEP presentation: View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: event processing) So far, I [...]

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TIBCO BusinessEvents 3.0

Posted on 09/24/08 11 Comments

I was pleased to read the Paul Vincent’s post, TIBCO BusinessEvents 3.0.    TIBCO has always had a forward thinking vision for distributed computing and this release of BE 3.0 is another step in the right direction.  TIBCO now has the only commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) event processing platform on the market that supports distributed event processing, multi-agent [...]

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CEP is Not BPM, BAM, BRE, BRMS or SOA

Posted on 08/27/08 24 Comments

A post in  Technology content of current CEP products? reminds me of why I rarely, if ever, agree with anything that comes out of Aleri’s marketing team.   To fair to Jeff, it is not only Aleri but others, who continually misdefine business process management (BPM) as CEP. Jeff uses the example, “Smart Order Routing” as an example [...]

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Two-Thirds of Our Readers Say CEP is Still Immature

Posted on 07/12/08 2 Comments

After some interesting discussions in the blogosphere, the results of our less-than-scientific Poll: Where is CEP Relative to the Gartner Hype Cycle? are in!  Two-thirds of our passionate-about-CEP readers believe that CEP still is in the very early stages of maturity.  Only 6% of the those who responded to the poll, conducted from July 3 thru July 12th, voted [...]

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A Blast from the Past: Processing Patterns for Predictive Business, March 2006

Posted on 07/09/08 No Comments

For readers interested in complex event processing and a few of the challenges the industry faces, here is a presentation from 28 months back called Processing Patterns for Predictive Business.   This presentation was delivered at the first Workshop on Event Processing – Presentations at IBM Research Labs, Yorktown Heights, March 14-16th 2006. The same key points of [...]

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A Blast from the Past: CEP at Stanford,1998-2003

Posted on 07/07/08 1 Comment

Courtesy of Complex Event Processing at Stanford Complex event processing (CEP) is a new technology. It can be applied to extracting and analyzing information from any kind of distributed message-based system. It is developed from the Rapide concepts of (1) causal event modeling, (2) event patterns and pattern matching, and (3) event pattern maps and [...]

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Marc Adler: Analytics are an Integral Part of the CEP Stack

Posted on 06/29/08 3 Comments

In Recent Buyouts, Marc Adler of Citigroup blogs “Despite what the various pundits of the CEP world say, I still think that analytics are an integral part of the CEP stack.” Mark also says something else I agree with, “… [TIBCO] Business Events [ ... is ...] a more workflow-oriented product, something that you would NOT use to [...]

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The Infant, the Elephant and the Intelligent Event

Posted on 06/27/08 1 Comment

Fellow blogger Opher Etzion, replies to  On Elephants and Analytics with On Unicorn, Professor and Infant.   Opher is kindly giving us another metaphor to consider, the Infant and the Profession, since we are both big fans of big gentle elephants, babies and our universities.   Opher and I agree that Infants are not Professors, and we also agree that CEP is in [...]

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