I am working on a security-related event processing banking application for one of the main banks in Thailand. Here are the basic “must have, bare minimum” requirements:
— The event processing engine must run on Linux.
— The engine must be configurable and manageable remotely via a web-based interface. (Edit: A Windows-based fat-client remote manager could also meet this requirement.)
— Must have a Windows-based modelling studio for building event logic / rules.
— Modelling studio should generate the running code to upload to the engine.
— Processing engine must have a UNIX sockets interface (adapter) out-of-the-box.
— Must have a data modelling / transformation, mapping tool, such as XPATH, for mapping raw input (in this case a UNIX socket) to event data structure(s).
These are only the bare minimum requirements.
Since I am an ex-TIBCO Principal Global Architect, I was hoping to find other CEP software vendors who have this very basic functionality, because I don’t want to appear to be biased toward TIBCO with the bank.
I tried BEA‘s WebLogic Event Server because they also have a presence in Asia, but their event processsing platform met only one (The Linux Requirement) of the six “bare minimum” requirements above.
If any CEP vendor can meet the banks “very basic, bare-bones requirements” please comment here on the blog or email directly.
PS: Latency is less critical than the bare-bones requirements above. We can easily route the events to instances of the event processing engine, so the main requirements are based on the ease of design (modelling), remote configuration and management and deployment.