We're back! The acquisition of StreamBase by TIBCO was a big change, but as we near our "First 100 day" milestone, we're starting to come back to our regular conversation on the blog, and in our various social media outlets, including, of course, our new home @TIBCO.
We kick it off with an article I wrote for IT Briefcase called Ease of Use: The Next Frontier for Event Processing:
The future of computing will be event-driven, and recently, we’ve reached a new frontier in its emergence.
In June, the two leading “pure play” event-processing vendors, StreamBase and Apama, were acquired in the same week. These acquisitions prompted industry analysts to ponder who will be the winners in general-purpose analytic platforms for high velocity data. Philip Howard from Bloor Research wondered about the future of StreamBase, about IBM, SAS, and open-source projects like Cassandra, Impala, and Twitter Storm. Each has vastly different capabilities, focus, and ecosystems. Indeed, it’s still very early days for real-time technologies, but there is broad agreement that the next revolution in enterprise technology stacks will be driven by the need for real time.
But before picking a winner, shouldn’t we examine a more basic question: What do Main Street firms need to become more real time?
Continued at IT Briefcase...