Category: Process Optimization

GeoIP and Geo-Targeting

Posted on 09/08/09 No Comments

Lately I have been busy with a web-based geo-targeting project.   For those of you not familiar with geo-targeting, the deeper you get into geo-targeting, the more you realize how important and interesting it is. Geo-targeting is used for fraud detection, personalization, ad-targeting, content-delivery, and more.   In addition, the same basic concept is used [...]

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Real CEP News: Amazon Announces Elastic MapReduce

Posted on 04/02/09 4 Comments

Yesterday Amazon announced the public beta of Amazon Elastic MapReduce, a web-based service that enables businesses, researchers, data analysts, and developers to easily and cost-effectively process vast amounts of data.  Amazon Elastic MapReduce utilizes a hosted Hadoop framework running on the web-scale infrastructure of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) and Amazon Simple Storage Service [...]

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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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Peter Lin on Situational Awareness and CEP

Posted on 03/01/09 14 Comments

Recently Peter Lin was kind enough to stop by and post this comment to our post, CEP Software Saves the Universe! Here’s my [Peter Lin's] bias perspective as a user and developer of expert system shell[s]. A business rule engine, expert system shell or CEP engine at best provide[s] a foundation for creating an expert [...]

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Quintessential Event Processing: Signature Versus Anomaly Detection

Posted on 11/28/08 No Comments

Detection experts understand that the optimal detection design and architecture is generally a combination of both signature and anomaly detection engines.   In event processing, signature detection involves the real-time pattern matching analysis of events.   A core advantage of signature detection is that basic pattern matching models are easy to understand and develop when you [...]

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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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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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CEP and Analytics

Posted on 08/19/08 No Comments

Peter Lin comments in A Complex Event = Sum (Events) + Situational Knowledge, continuing the discussion by asking ”What is the definition of analytics? Is it purely a calculation, or something else?” A good place to being to look for clues to an answer is Wikipedia, where the opinion of the author there is,  ”A simple and practical definition, [...]

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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 CEP as a Discipline

Posted on 08/05/08 No Comments

In  CEP as a Discipline,  David Luckham wrote:  “Actually, it is fair to say that some of CEP can be found in other disciplines. Event processing has been going on in one form or another, for the past 50 years. Simulation, Networking, Active DBs, Middleware. { …. } CEP has only just begun. The foundations [...]

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