Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Some footnotes to Brenda Michelson's post on TUCON

Las Vegas is a place where companies like to do customer conferences; I guess that the quantity and sizes of hotels is a major factor. Last week IBM has done the big customer conference: IMPACT 2010, after a few years of attending this conference, I have skipped this one, so I did not cover it in the Blog. This week TIBCO has done its customer conference - TUCON 2010, naturally I have not been there either, as I am not a TIBCO user, but looked at some impressions on the Blogland, and came across Brenda Michelson's Blog describing the keynote sessions. With the disclaimer that my information on this is second hand (but a good hand !), I'll make some footnotes:

1. I believe in the direction that events will be more and more in the center of enterprise (and other applications); we see it happening and we'll see much more.

2. Like Brenda, I am not sure that the phrase "enterprise 3.0" will catch, at the past there was an attempt to push "SOA 2.0" but it did not catch either, I think the world became tired from recycling the n.0 phrase.

3. "2 second advantage" is catchy, and may be true for some applications, but in some of them 2 second might not be enough to make a difference. In general there are two aspects: immediate reaction -- react fast (or faster than others); and proactive --- react in time to mitigate or eliminate future event; I am not sure it that if the Interpol will know about a crime 2 seconds earlier it will be enough time to eliminate the crime.

4. About NoSQL and relations to event processing - I'll write a separate post, it is an interesting insight that NoSQL is gaining traction.

5. Context as additional dimension -- I have written several times in the past about contexts, and am planned to deliver a tutorial about contexts in DEBS 2010; I believe that contexts are starting to be a major factor in computing.

It is good to see that the event-centric universe is getting more traction. More -later.

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