Two of many interesting tidbits of news from last weeks internal TIBCO meetings were:
- TIBCO competed against a C/C++-based CEP product normally seen in Financial Services Front Office applications (i.e. extreme low latency applications). But because TIBCO BusinessEvents could effectively exploit the tested multi-threading / multi-core system, its throughput proved vastly better. Perhaps the Financial Services Front Office folk are missing a trick here?
- One fascinating project involved a Proof Of Concept (POC) that processed 500M events in 4 days, achieving up to 75K events per sec using 11 agents deployed to a 24 core server, with business control via decision tables. What surprised me was that the POC was inserted into a live operational business system – how about that for faith (or rather, reliability)!