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  1. says

    You’re wel­come.

    That said, of course, there’s more to it — there’s the Cor­ti­con Rules Engine.

    The two things peo­ple prob­a­bly don’t realize:

    1. Apama is still a very imma­ture tech­nol­ogy, if not from a CEP per­spec­tive from an oper­a­tional per­spec­tive. It’s hard to con­fig­ure and main­tain and trou­bleshoot, which makes its cost of own­er­ship high. They win some deals, but I won­der how many actu­ally make it into pro­duc­tion in the way the tech­nol­ogy was sold. (I don’t have insight into that)

    2. In our indus­try, all soft­ware com­pa­nies face chal­lenges inte­grat­ing prod­ucts together. Espe­cially when they come from dif­fer­ent acqui­si­tions (which invari­ably they do). The qual­ity of the inte­gra­tion is a prod­uct of how the cul­tures are brought together, and the moti­va­tions the teams have to doing so. When a com­pany like Progress talks about how they’re going to put pieces together to do some­thing, I’m skep­ti­cal. The larger the vision, the big­ger the cul­tural chal­lenges to be faced on the integration.

    For the teams who get divested, I hope they land some­where good and wish them well. It was a priv­i­lege to work with them.

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