Thursday, January 15, 2009
Welcome the ILOG team to the blue giant
Recently, the acquisition of ILOG by the blue giant (IBM, the company who pays my salary) has been completed.
It was interesting to read the InformationWeek article which had event processing in the title of this article.
ILOG is, of course, well known for its business rules product ( I had some history in this area in my past...).
There are various relationships between business rules and event processing technologies, and there are also various opinions about the various relationships.... I have blogged a year ago about this issue.
While I looked at business rules from EP perspective, Some ILOG guys also investigated the opposite direction, in the last EPTS meeting we had met Pierre-Henry Clouin, who blogged about it , prior to the EPTS meeting. Now we can continue the short discussion we had in Stamford .
Another ILOG guy who had a guest posting about EP issues is Changhai Ke.
Joining a big corporate is certainly a cultural change (shock for some), but also opens some horizons, so I wish Pierre-Henry, Changhai and the rest of the ILOG team a smooth transition and we'll certainly meet in one of the blue corridors.... Welcome on board.