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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 prices & greeks for derivatives. think that some of the people reading this blog might be mistaking what I’m talking about when I say, “Current CEP products don’t seem to be a good fit in the cloud.” think that those people with Capital Market’s experience think grid when I say cloud, and think ... (more)

Real CEP – Cloud Event Processing

Ok, so if you’ve been following along, you’ll already know: Installed RabbitMQ, and Written a Twitter OnRamp that subscribes to a sample Twitter feed and publishes it on RabbitMQ, and Written a RuleBot that takes the tweet and breaks it into chunks, putting the chunks back onto the bus. And now I’m going to show the Esper code that gives us the top URL’s in the last X seconds found in the Twitter feed.  Here’s a screenshot. Here’s some output in text mode (easier to read): Event received: {URL=http:\\cnn.com, Total=731} Event received: {URL=http:\\colinclarkeventprocessing.com, Tot... (more)

Cloud Event Processing – Where For Art Thou oh CEP?

In a recent post, Louis Lovas of Progress Apama explains why the first generation CEP vendors don’t have many, if any, cloud deployments.  Here’s a quote from his post: Typical of event processing applications that do things are those in Capital Markets like algorthmic trading, pricing and market making. These applications perform some business function, often critcal in nature in their own right. Save connectivity to data sources and destinations, they are the key ingredient or the only ingredient to a business process.  In the algo world CEP systems tap into the firehose of da... (more)

Event Processing in the Cloud – DataSift is a Big Proof Point

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, i... (more)

My Top Five Cloud Predictions for 2011: Colin Clark

Every year, I like to decompress a bit and take a break. Usually, I like to go scuba diving – the dive sites I like are usually far removed from email, Twitter, Facebook, etc. and it gives me a chance to actually unplug, defrag, and think a bit. This year, the family went to Grand Cayman to experience some of the world’s best diving. Within Grand Cayman is Hell, a small township dedicated to tourism and aptly named given the attached photo. We visited Hell in between dives, and rather than make my ex-wife room reservations or send out postcards, I thought I’d amplify a few predic... (more)