Sybase today announced an asset purchase that amounts to a takeover of CEP (Complex Event Processing) vendor Aleri, which last year acquired Coral8. Quick reactions include...

Curt Monash, Contributor

February 4, 2010

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Sybase announced an asset purchase that amounts to a takeover of CEP (Complex Event Processing) vendor Aleri. Perhaps not coincidentally, Sybase already had technology under the hood from Aleri predecessor/acquiree Coral8, for financial services uses (notwithstanding that between Aleri Classic and Coral8, Aleri Classic was the one of the two more focused on financial services). Quick reactions include:

  • The folks at Sybase still haven't figured out when to prebrief me.

  • Sybase/Aleri is a potentially powerful combination, if they can effectively address the point I just made about integrating disparate latencies. That said, I'm not expecting a lot, because the CEP industry always disappoints me.

  • Microsoft, IBM, and (somewhat less clearly) Oracle are all trying to do CEP inhouse. Sybase is making a good choice in having serious CEP inhouse itself

  • Surely the main focus and financial justification for the Sybase/Aleri acquisition is the financial services market.

  • Specifically, I expect the focus of technical integration between Aleri and Sybase's DBMS products to start with Sybase IQ.

  • Coral8 had some interesting ideas about how to integrate CEP with OLTP/operational BI, but I'm not aware that they got much traction.

  • I bet there are use cases where Sybase tries and fails to sell SQL Anywhere that CEP would be a better technical fit, but I don't immediately see much practical business significance to that observation.

  • While this deal could easily strengthen the Vertica/StreamBase partnership, I don't see any reason why it would lead those two companies to actually merge.

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Curt Monash has been an industry, product, and/or stock analyst since 1981, specializing in the areas of database management, application development tools, online services, and analytic technologies

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