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In the second of two videos, Scott Fingerhut, senior director of product marketing for CEP at Informatica, talks about how Complex Event Processing (CEP) can be applied: proactive monitoring, proactive compliance and customer engagement.
Learn more about CEP in Scott’s first video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUmveP07Ea8.
In the first of two videos, Scott Fingerhut, senior director of product marketing for CEP at Informatica, simplifies CEP: Complex Event Processing. In this video, he highlights the importance of being proactive. He also talks about how CEP can be applied: proactive monitoring, proactive compliance and customer engagement.
Zombies are pretty big in Hollywood these days. The movie Zombieland was a huge box office success and taught us some valuable lessons for surviving when zombies take over the world. There were over 30 rules revealed. My two favorites were: 1) Good Cardio – to outrun zombies and 4) Doubletap – shoot a zombie twice to make sure they are done.
Surprisingly, the movie never talked about ZOMBIE WORKFLOWS!!! (more…)
When something is really good, you’ve got to keep using it and last year the award-winning Comedy Central show South Park featured a character called “Captain Hindsight.” I won’t describe it, just watch it and please return to finish reading this blog. Here’s a link to a site with the perfect clip.
In the U.S., and perhaps around the world, the events of a couple of weeks ago are truly memorable. As is often the case, when significant politically oriented shifts occur, the discussion of public opinion towards those in charge rises to the surface. The past couple of weeks, of course, are no exception. In scanning through the various media outlets, I came across an interesting read regarding the impact of such events on presidential public opinion. Not surprisingly, history shows that immediately after a significant positively impactful event, public opinion ratings for the “Commander in Chief” surge. This is due in large part to the general public essentially offering a reward or pat on the back for a job well done. People, for the most part, lose sight of what it was that caused them to not give a glowing report card in the first place, change their tune, and come to the belief that perhaps they were in fact wrong. Over time, however, we see that this point of view doesn’t last. Again, as history shows us, a short period of time after the bump in favorable public opinion the polls slowly drop back to levels they were before the significant event occurred. Essentially a one off win isn’t enough to sustain long term improvement in public opinion so more must be done.
These headlines are just some examples of the new levels of complexity with systems that rely on many services to stay up, have constant attempts to exploit security holes and thousands if not millions of consumers demanding “right now” service.
Sometimes I meet customers and talk about how CEP can help them proactively monitor their operations so they can get one step ahead of problems. Once in a blue moon, a customer will tell me they don’t have problems. It’s not polite for me to disagree out loud, so I say “I disagree” in my silent voice and then probe on. (more…)