This week is certainly a game changer in the event processing universe.
The purchase of Apama by Progress Software in 2005 has been a major milestone in the event processing history, acquisition of a start-up by a (relatively) big company, and start of a new period. Today's announcement is the acquisition of Apama by Software AG. This is different from the acquisition announced earlier this week of Streambase by TIBCO since it is not an acquisition of an entire company, but of a division within a company, and of course, its technology and customers. According to the announcement, John Bates, Apama's founder and Progress Software's CTO will join Software AG, and lead Apama again.
I wish John and the Apama team good luck in their transition, and hope that a company in the magnitude of Software AG will be able to promote the state-of-the-art in the event processing area.