StreamBase Launches Developer Community to Advance CEP Innovation
February 16, 2010
Complex event processing technology provider StreamBase Systems has launched a developer community will allow global users to download and share reusable components, the company said today.
The community, dubbed StreamBase Component Exchange (SBX) will be a “means to spark innovation in CEP through the development and sharing of applications and ideas,” according to Lexington, Mass.-based StreamBase.
Developers can access the listing of components from the StreamBase Component Exchange website or within StreamBase Studio. Components are imported into the development environment where users can collaboratively extend their existing applications and test new ideas.
The StreamBase Component Exchange and all of its components are free and available for use by our existing customers and anyone with StreamBase v6.x or higher.
“Event processing enables business and IT users build applications that act on streaming data,” said Richard Tibbetts, CTO of StreamBase. “The StreamBase Component Exchange will push the CEP market to the next level by providing a global, open library of technical innovation, where ideas can be exchanged freely. We created the component exchange based on customer demand, and are happy to facilitate the community and innovation that we’re building around event processing applications of all types.”
Brian Sullivan, director of data warehousing at Linden Lab, makers of the virtual world Second Life, noted that “as active StreamBase users, our developers have built nearly one hundred StreamBase applications to support our operating infrastructure. We are enthusiastic members of the StreamBase Component Exchange and we are excited about being able to access components and shares ideas with other developers. We view the component exchange as an important vehicle to help us improve the efficiency and productivity of our existing applications and future applications.”
Components can be downloaded from the website at sbx.streambase.com and from within StreamBase v6.5. Some of the components that are available include adapters, integrations, utilities and domain-specific algorithms.
“CEP and open source have both seen major adoption in financial services over the past few years,” said Kevin McPartland, senior analyst at TABB Group. “CEP has helped the industry to deal with ever-increasing data volumes and complexity while open source has helped many firms to find software development efficiencies. Bringing these two ideas together into open-edge model could help drive collaborative innovation in the event processing space.”