Category: Business Rules

Rules Apathy: Form vs Function

Posted on 03/10/10 No Comments

I have received a few private messages about Charles Young and his form v. function rules debate. Folks have sent me references and articles to counter his debate points, however, I am impassive about this topic. It is common sense to objective systems engineers (and well documented) that trying to manage large sets of rules [...]

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Disadvantages of Rule-Based Systems (Part 1)

Posted on 03/05/10 8 Comments

In Orwellian Event Processing the discussion moved away from my original intent, which was primarily to discuss the vendor-state-of-denial regarding the prior art for processing complex events, and gravitated toward a discussion on the “inefficiencies” of rule-based systems.  I was surprised learn that there are professionals who believe that there is no basis in fact [...]

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Orwellian Event Processing

Posted on 02/28/10 16 Comments

Recently we completed the installation and training of an open source Bayesian classifier to replace a rule-based approach to manage forum spam.  In a nutshell, we found the rule-based approach was highly prone to both false positives and false negatives; however, a statistical approach using a Bayesian approach has turned out to be far superior. [...]

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More on The Value of (Production) Rules

Posted on 11/21/08 3 Comments

Paul Vincent of TIBCO wrote an outstanding post, The Value of (Production) Rules … Paul correctly notes: In summary, of course,  event-processing rules, event-driven rules, and rules for business decisions can all overlap, depending on the application. By coincidence, I was reading an excellent paper recently, Reactive Rules on the Web. In this Springer-Verlag paper, [...]

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Should We Simply Rename CEP BRMS?

Posted on 11/19/08 7 Comments

Seemingly inundated with blog posts about CEP and BRMS, it seems we should simply rename the current CEP space, BRMS.  All of the current self-described CEP products on the market today are rules-engines, this includes the continuous query stream processors and the RETE engines.  Furthermore, a quick review of Wikipedia says BRMS is, as follows [...]

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Lessons on Rules from the Pinewood Derby

Posted on 11/15/08 3 Comments

Remember all the fun we had when we carved out race cars for our Pinewood Derby? For those of you are were not apart of this great American Cub Scout culture, the pinewood derby is a racing event for Cub Scouts in the Boy Scouts of America. Cub Scouts, with the help of their parents, [...]

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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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Wall Street Firms Using CEP to Measure and Manage Risk

Posted on 10/29/08 No Comments

Oct 27, 2008 By Penny Crosman URL: http://www.wallstreetandtech.com/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=211300559 One of the many effects of the credit crisis is that Wall Street firms have found a new focus for their complex event processing projects. Although they’re not abandoning CEP-based algorithmic trading, new CEP initiatives are focused on measuring and managing risk. With its ability to watch [...]

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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 Low Latency Messaging, EAI or ESB

Posted on 09/03/08 3 Comments

In respose to CEP is Not BPM, BAM, BRE, BRMS or SOA, fellow blogger Mark Palmer posts, Smart Order Routing and CEP – Made for Each Other.   Mark does a good job describing his perspective on smart order routing (SOR), yet his counterpoint that SOR is “complex event processing” is quite unconvincing. I agree with Mark that SOR is [...]

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