Why do we need another consortium? - I have watched event processing area evolving in the last 10 years , it is already making noticeable traction in the industry - However I believe that the big challenges are still ahead of us, since the industry barely scratched the surface of the potential use – and our mission is to help raise the level of wisdom in business decisions, business observations by correct utilization of such technologies.
Event processing is somewhat different computing paradigm and there is a need to help the customers understand this thinking and the value they can gain by using it. Hence, Our First goal is to document usage scenarios where event processing brings business benefits – most importantly, the business world needs to understand where this can be used, and the different ways it can provide benefits.
Event processing has been introduced in parallel by various vendors each using slightly different terminology, and there is a need to normalize the terminology, thus our goal is to develop a common glossary for its members and the community-at-large to use when dealing with event processing: A draft already exists and will be publicized soon.
¨ Last but not least - looking forward, help accelerate use and incubation of standards. This is similar to steps that other disciplines, e.g. databases, moved towards maturity.
The founding members (the list shown below has been sent to the reporters) represent vendors, academic people, analysts, customers, and consultants that are affiliated with event processing.
I hope that this list will grow in the future, we especially target customers that are interested to contribute to the community and gain from the collective insights to join, we shall issue soon a call for customers detail their value add from participating, the two first customers that have joined are - Betfair and Mitre.
Last but not least -- Mark Palmer has reminded me of our first meeting three years ago which took place in the lobby of the Spring Hill hotel in Tarrytown, NY. This meeting has indeed was the first step that started to roll the ball, and indeed we had very vague idea of where this ball should go, so Mark desrve much credit for his immediate enthusiasm from the vague idea.
Many people have been involved so far, and more people hopefully will be involved from now on; We should keep the drum beating, by a series of activities, with community efforts. Some such efforts are already in the way -- the glossary and the use-cases team, stay tuned for more details.
List of EPTS Founding Members:
Cabahu Pty Ltd
Event Zero Pty Ltd
Leahy Consulting Group
K. Mani Chandy