The end-of-year analyst report (aka “earnings call”) is where financial analysts listen to and question the corporate officers of a company like TIBCO on their end-of-year report card. TIBCO’s 2009 report (recorded Dec 22 2009) delivered by the CEO, COO and CFO had some comments relevant to the CEP business:
- TIBCO innovation in event store-and-forward approaches: the release of TIBCO ActiveSpaces
- “[I]t is actually substantially more valuable to have just a little bit of the right information, at the right place, at the right time and in the right context than having all the information in the world six months after the fact.” This followed 3 customer examples doing TIBCO-based CEP (a “Western states utility”, a “major Asian bank”, and a “major Indian mobile company” – covering energy, finance and telco industries).
- On EDA: “[T]here’s going to be a systematic shift from transactional to event driven architectures … transactions don’t pickup threats and opportunities … there is a systematic shift, it’s like a change that’s taking place …”
- On BPM: “We’ve seen a number of situations where a customer actually went away from say an ERP CRM type implementation as in the case of the Asian bank and went through an event driven inbound marketing approach.”
- On BI: “The traditional BI players are largely reporting systems … they allow you to analyze and mine data after the fact and what we do is we look at streaming events before and allow you to anticipate what’s going to happen as it is about to happen. Then, we also with our Spotfire product have taken the visualization of it through a whole different level. I think those are the two elements, the predictive real time nature versus the reporting after the fact nature and the visual technology that goes with it.”