Messaging & Event Processing

Differences between a BRE and a rule-driven CEP engine (Part 1)

One consistent question we get from outside the CEP market is: what is the difference between a "standard" Business Rules Engine (or BRE) and...

CEP at the European Business Rules Conference 2007

The EBRC (European sibling of US-based Business Rules Forum) was held in Dusseldorf, Germany this year. TIBCO presented the concept of Complex...

How much of CEP is rules?

I just saw this post referring to a trading software vendor's use of the Sandia Labs JESS rules engine . Which of course should...

CEP Standards – OMG getting in on the act…

I noticed that the OMG Analysis and Design Task Force has a survey by Robert Covington of "Event Driven Architecture" related standards. EDA is...

Semantic Technologies and CEP (2): A short detour to rule standards

I just spent a long weekend in Innsbruck, Austria for the W3C Rule Interchange Format meeting, followed by the European Semantic Web Conference 2007...

CEP and Alphabet Soup – BPM time

Confession time: BPM is a catch-all term for process execution mechanisms, workflow, and a few other concepts such as BAM, collaboration, and perhaps even...

Process event capture as a CEP application?

For an interesting read of a BPM perspective on the importance of events, check out Roeland Loggen's blog entry titled "4 reasons to capture...

Track and Trace: RFID

I just saw this article on applications for RFID (those nifty radio-based micro identity chips) from a major ERP vendor's perspective. The relevant categories...

Semantic Technologies and CEP (1): Intro

The Semantic Technology Conference 2007 was an interesting event (even including the update on rule standards given by your erstwhile TIBCO rep). So...

CEP and the alphabet soup (Part 2b): BI & good advice…

I saw this and thought it would make a nice adjunct to the earlier BI post on the theme of how to do business...