Category: Key Indicators

The Syndera Journey

Posted on 02/23/09 9 Comments

Syndera, a defunct privately held company founded in 2002 and headquartered in Monterey, California sold their core software assets to TIBCO in 2008 for $1M USD.  Syndera was based on the concept of application syndication,providing “visibility into software assets across the enterprise and provides a way to re-use these assets to pre-integrate applications.” On February [...]

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Modelling Air Traffic Control

Posted on 09/08/08 2 Comments

Today I will discuss a general approach to model air traffic control (ATC) using our CEP/EP reference architecture which is an application of the mature JDL multisensor data fusion model. ATC is an excellent working example of complex event processing.   Radar and GPS provide the basic sensory information to accurately track and trace the position of each aircraft [...]

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Technology Tales from Thailand: KBank Fraud Management

Posted on 08/20/08 No Comments

In The Magical ATM Card and SMS Message in Thailand we talked about booking flights and securely paying using a SMS PayCode and ATM transfer, avoiding the possibility of on-line credit card fraud; and in Keyloggers: Why Banks Need Two-Factor Authentication I described how KBank uses SMS-based one-time-passwords (OTP) to authenticate transactions.    In addition to the above [...]

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Richard Veryard on Uncertainty

Posted on 08/13/08 No Comments

I enjoy reading Richard Veryard’s blog posts.  Richard does not have an agenda, per se, or at least not one I have identified.  Richard is not trying to sell us anything; he seeks facts and truth with an open, Zen mind.  In his second post Faithful Representation 2 and continuation, Responding to Uncertainty, Richard explores models, [...]

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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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TIBCO Leaps Ahead in CEP with Insightful Acquisition

Posted on 06/24/08 2 Comments

TIBCO Software shows, yet again, why the team in Palo Alto far outpaces the rest of the field with their announced acquisition of Insightful.   Everyone who follows The CEP Blog and my vision for the business use of CEP understands how much energy and passion I have put into explaining why the crude time-series analysis of streaming data cannot possibly [...]

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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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Key Indicators (KIs) Versus Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Posted on 01/31/08 No Comments

SL‘s new web page, Solutions for CEP Engine Users, discusses how CEP is a “technology that is used to help companies detect both opportunities and threats in real-time with minimal coding and reusable key performance indicators (KPIs) and business models.” I agree with SL, but would like to suggest my friends at SL expand the notion of KPIs in CEP [...]

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