Oracle Complex Event Processing
By seth.white on Sep 17, 2008
Greetings! I am one of the senior developers/architects working on Complex Event Processing at Oracle. I joined Oracle a few months ago as part of the BEA acquisition. A lot has been happening since then. In early July, I trekked off to Rome to attend the 2nd International Conference on Distributed Event-Based Systems (DEBS 2008). At the conference, I co-presented a paper titled, "WebLogic Event Server: A Lightweight, Modular Application Server for Event Processing" which gives a nice overview of WebLogic Event Server (WL EvS) from a technical perspective. The paper is available online from the ACM. DEBS was a great conference this year and I would recommend giving the proceedings a look if you are interested in the latest research or industry trends in event-based systems.
Some folks may be wondering what has happened to WL EvS (which was BEA's event processing offering) now that it is part of Oracle's product line. WebLogic Event Server is now called Oracle Complex Event Processing (Oracle CEP) and is part of the Oracle Event-Driven Architecture Suite (Oracle EDA Suite). The EDA Suite contains a number of products, including Oracle Business Activity Monitoring (Oracle BAM) among others. I think it will benefit Event Server customers to have access to a more complete and integrated event processing solution. For example, integration with the Oracle Coherence is very exciting, since BEA did not have a distributed caching product.
If you are planning to attend Oracle Open World 2008 next week in San Francisco, be sure to stop by the Oracle CEP/EDA booth to learn more. We will have some interesting demos to show that highlight the cool things that developers can do with Oracle's EDA technology. There is also a Session on CEP on Sunday afternoon at 3:45 p.m. at the Marriott (be sure to double check the time and place on the official conference website or program if you plan to attend the session). Hope to see you in San Francisco!