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In the past year or so, I’ve heard from many skeptics – people who didn’t believe that Event Processing could be successfully deployed in the cloud.  Granted, most of these folks represented firms actively engaged in providing the High Frequency Trading (Algo Trading) industry with tools.  And in that arena, cloud deployment probably doesn’t make sense.  Yet. Close to Home Though Ask people in Capital Markets about Twitter and the most common response you’ll get is, “What do people use it for?”  This is because most of the people in Capital Markets can’t use things like Twitter, instant messaging, or Facebook at work and if they can, it’s heavily regulated.  But the point is, that they mostly don’t get it – I myself was included in this camp until a friend of mine explained it to me.  Since thing, I’ve taken to Twitter like a fish to water.  My point here is that the... (more)

Cloud vs Grid

IBM Session at Cloud Expo I’ve been getting a lot of email, and there have been some posts on this blog, regarding CEP based services in the cloud. So as we go down this road, I thought it would behoove us to examine what a cloud is and isn’t and what a grid is and isn’t. I found this introductory article from IBM.  It’s a good start.  I’ll be looking for some more articles – if you’ve got anything you’d like to add to this conversation, please feel free to contact me or add your comments below. Personally, my experience with grid comes from Capital Markets and calculating pric... (more)

An Unabashed Plug for Ulitzer

New Media on Ulitzer I was recently introduced to this site. And I like it a lot. You can check out my contributions there by clicking on this link. Also please see CEP on Ulitzer. ... (more)

TwitYourl-Map/Reduce in CEP Land

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Will The Real Marketing Department Please Stand Up?

Well, it would appear that Michael Stonebraker may have hung up his research hat and joined the marketing team. First, read this, “Will the Real Column Stores Please Stand Up?” And now read my reply, which Vertica has yet to approve on their blog. Mike, You’re describing an implementation, not an algorithm.  An analogy would be saying that anything that didn’t look like Hadoop wasn’t map/reduce. Column stores exist because disk is slow – not because they’re some new and magical way to store data.  As a researcher, you’re well aware of the fact that it is impossible to prove that a... (more)