Monday, September 12, 2011
Sometimes I am getting notifications that reveal players in the event processing space that I was not aware of, the one I've discovered today is SpatialRules by ObjectFX. From the description on the website it is difficult to understand the exact capabilities of this product which is described as CEP for geospatial data. It seems that it support tracking events that relate to spatial objects - entering, exiting, are inside/outside/close to areas, with also some spatiotemporal capabilities. It seems that this product is not new, but I must admit it is new to me, maybe recognized in the GIS community. I've written before about spatiotemporal event processing capabilities in event processing products such as: Microsoft StreamInsight or Oracle CEP. ObjectFX seems to come from the other direction, instead of extending event processing to have spatiotemporal capabilities, it extends spatial platform (ObjectFX has other spatial oriented products) to event processing. It will be interesting to see whether the two approaches meet.