Category: Requirements

U.S. Cyber Command – Some Deep Background

Posted on 06/25/09 No Comments

It is not common knowledge, but we began discussing the need for a cyber command in the mid-1990s; but it was the Langley Cyber Attack in 1997 that started the momentum toward making a future cyber command a reality.   I don’t want to rehash well-documented historical events in this post.  Instead, I will focus [...]

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U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOMM)

Posted on 06/25/09 No Comments

As someone who, as a consultant, proposed a Cyber Command for the USAF over a decade ago, it is good to see the DOD moving in that direction with the proposed US Cyber Command.    Cyberspace is a critical operational dimension. I first referred to this in a 1997 MILCOM paper co-authored with Lt. Col. [...]

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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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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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A Simple Situation Model for Complex Events

Posted on 07/15/08 1 Comment

In an earlier post I explained why situation modelling, and preferable an object-oriented situation model, is one of the key attributes of CEP. Unfortunately, I have yet to find a situation model for complex events, so I offer a few simple baseline concepts here.  Your comments and improvements are much appreciated. 1. A situation model [...]

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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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Changhai Ke of ILOG: The “More” Part of CEP over ESP is Far from Mature

Posted on 07/06/08 No Comments

This post was originally a comment On CEP Maturity and the Gartner Hype Cycle by Changhai Ke of ILOG.  Changhai Ke’s comment was so well written, I have reposted it as a blog entry. The “More” Part of CEP over ESP is Far from Mature By Changhai Ke, ILOG An EDA and CEP must be understood as 2 [...]

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The Grammar of Complex and Intelligent Events

Posted on 06/28/08 8 Comments

Folks defining CEP, and now this new term IEP, have been very passionate over the past few years that “Complex Event Processing” means the Processing of “Complex Events” not the “Complex Processing” of Events.    Grammatically speaking, it follows that Complex is an adjective describing a noun, Event; and Processing is a verb.  Complex events are defined by the same [...]

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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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