Category: Development and Evaluation

TIBCO Silver v. Amazon EC2: First Impressions

Posted on 06/09/09 9 Comments

Just coming off a ten day vacation, I was planning to write a few posts on a few “pure” scientific topics like string theory, complexity, and emergence.    However, a few folks contacted me and asked me my opinion on TIBCO Silver; so, I thought I would at least blog on my first impressions. TIBCO’s [...]

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Mahout on Elastic MapReduce: Running k-means Clustering

Posted on 05/07/09 No Comments

Following up on KMeans Clustering Now Running on Elastic MapReduce, Stephen Green has generously documented the steps that was necessary to get an example of k-Means clustering up and running on Amazon’s Elastic MapReduce (EMR) on the Apache Lucene Mahout wiki. Mahout on Elastic MapReduce by Stephen Green As a side note, there has been [...]

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A Review of Zabbix – Zabbix Rules! (Part 2)

Posted on 03/23/09 2 Comments

In A Review of Zabbix – Zabbix Rules! (Part 1) we provided a brief introduction to Zabbix in the context of network and security management.  In this post I will discuss Zabbix as an event processing platform. Zabbix is like most event processing platforms.  Zabbix provides both agent-initiated events as well as server-requested events.  In [...]

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IT Infrastructure: Capability as a Service

Posted on 01/14/09 2 Comments

Our recent post, for example, SOA in Cardiac Arrest, Long Live Services and Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS), combined with many great blog posts I have read in the new year, has got me thinking about IT infrastructure services.   Software as a Service (SaaS) is a bit boring to discuss.  However, Capability as a [...]

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Comprehensive Misinformation on Evaluating ESP Engines

Posted on 11/24/08 No Comments

Folks are worried about the future of CEP. Vendors have spun so much misinformation around the term “CEP” that this three letter acronym (TLA) has begun to have little meaning other than to reflect a confusing web of solutions overhyped around a few relatively simple stream processing engines, used primarily in financial services.  Frankly speaking,  [...]

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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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The Bot Hunter: An Event Processing Challenge (Bot or Not)

Posted on 08/15/08 1 Comment

Recently we penned The Attack of the Spiders from the Clouds where we mentioned how cloud computing infrastructures can be used to stage malicous or accidential network attacks. Today I challenge our CEP/ESP/EP vendors (or SIs) to create the following solution to detect and block rogue bots on Apache web sites.   I will install and [...]

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The Secret Sauce is the Situation Models

Posted on 08/09/08 No Comments

Alan Lundberg wrote, Intelligent Business Process Platform? in response to Bringing Order to Chaos where someone from PWC linked event processing to business intelligence and business process management.  In turn, James Taylor penned Using decision management to deliver intelligent business performance where James rightly said that it does not require “heroic efforts” to integrate event processing, BI, BPM and [...]

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On Measuring a Market’s Maturity

Posted on 07/20/08 No Comments

Professor David Luckham posts a good question in Measuring a Market’s Maturity.  Here is a slightly revised reprint of our reply: A few folks have tried to tie “maturity” to “if the code is robust” or “if the product has certain product features.” The way we have addressed this emerging controversy over at The CEP blog [...]

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