Category: Consulting

IBM Trumps TIBCO on Cloud Computing Services

Posted on 02/13/09 2 Comments

I have been blogging about the importance of the Amazon EC2 services model for quite some time, including these posts Computing in the Clouds with AWS CEP as a Service (CEPaaS) with MapReduce on Amazon EC2 and Amazon S3 SOA in Cardiac Arrest, Long Live Services, SOA in Cardiac Arrest, Long Live Services Analytics as [...]

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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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The Motivation Behind Adaptive Analytics and CEP

Posted on 10/11/08 17 Comments

This is a continuation of The Genesis of Complex Event Processing: Asymmetric Capabilities and CEP, Event Noise and Asymmetric Event Processing where I have been discussing the motivation behind CEP and adaptive analytics in cyberspace. Around the same time that Professor Luckham and his team was working on CEP applications in network management and security [...]

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On Elephants and Analytics

Posted on 06/26/08 12 Comments

In On EP and Analytics, good friend and respected colleague Opher Etzion applies the well known metaphor of the big elephant to describe how, if you are observing certain specific domains of a subject, like fraud detection, then your view of the whole elephant is biased by your lack of perspective of the entire big elephant. I am pleased that dear Opher [...]

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Please Welcome Dr. Rainer von Ammon to The CEP Blog

Posted on 02/12/08 No Comments

Today is an especially joyful occasion on The CEP Blog.    I am pleased to announce that one of the world’s top experts on CEP, Dr. Rainer von Ammon, has joined the blog. Dr. Rainer von Ammon is managing director of the Centrum für Informations-Technology Transfer (CITT) in Regensburg. Until October 2005 he was Professor for Software Engineering, specializing in [...]

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A Bitter Pill To Swallow: First Generation CEP Software Needs To Evolve

Posted on 02/08/08 4 Comments

Frankly speaking, the CEP market is now saturated with hype about all the great things CEP can do, detecting opportunities and threats in real time and supporting the decision cycle.  However, in my opinion, it is time for the software vendors and analysts to move beyond the marketing hype and demonstrate real operational value with [...]

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Orthogonal Blogging at the SOA Horse Races

Posted on 01/20/08 1 Comment

Dear friend Opher Etzion responds to my post Betting on the SOA Horse with a discussion on how SOA, EDA and CEP are technically orthogonal, concluding: “Event Processing can have different interactions with SOA, and when IBM’s announcements in this area will be available you’ll realize that there are different entry points. Event processing can [...]

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Coral8: Event Stream Processing and Intrusion Detection

Posted on 01/03/08 4 Comments

Not quite ready for prime-time, we have been testing our home-grown UNIX domain socket adapter using Coral8 Java APIs.   We are using this adapter to evaluate and demonstrate stream processing with intrusion detection systems (IDS) using event stream processing to reduce false alarms, detect derived situations from the raw intrusion event data, and feed a security management visualization dashboard. [...]

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Executives are Risk Adverse and Favor Large, Stable Companies

Posted on 01/02/08 1 Comment

Marco Seiriö asks, To Integrate Or Not? And How? with an underlying message that he thinks it is unwise for RuleCore, as a CEP vendor, to spend development resources on integration and adapters. I think most small companies in RuleCore’s position would make similar statements for a number of reasons, including Marco’s observation that they are resource constrained. Unfortunately [...]

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