Complex Event Processing – Believe the Hype?

Excellent Water’s CEP round table with representatives from IBM, BEA, HSBC and more.  Quite impressive in the video were Kevin Pleiter who is responsible for emerging technology solutions for IBM’s Global Financial Services Sector and Malcolm West, the Chief Software Architect of HSBC’s Corporate, Investment Banking and Markets division.

Complex Event Processing – Believe the Hype? Hosted by Phil Albinus

Topics discussed:

Chapter 1 – Introduction, are firms putting too much emphasis on CEP? What are the myths of CEP vs. the realities?

Chapter 2 – CEP in Action, where are investment firms deploying CEP technologies? CEP software claims to deliver real-time insight, but is the technology ready? How do you benchmark performance metrics? What do you provide in terms of system management and operations control?

Chapter 3 – Standards, do you participate in standard setting bodies (SQL for streaming, java for streaming Xml etc)? Is a lack of standard hurting the wide-spread adoption of CEP?

Chapter 4 – CEP Expansions, how can CEP help manage data volumes and infrastructure? Besides algorithmic trading, where are firms using CEP? Observers note that CEP is moving towards middleware. What can it offer to this space?

Chapter 5 – Conclusion, are firms using CEP to the best of their abilities? Do the late-comers have enough time to catch up to the early adopters?

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