Themes for 2012

by: Philip Howard, Research Director – Data Management, Bloor Research

It’s that time of year. Here are a few thoughts about what’s to come, in no particular order.

  1. Real-time everything. Hardly a surprise. It’s been real-time everything for a few years. What I think is interesting is the growth in the data replication market specifically to support real-time BI as opposed to failover, disaster recovery, zero-downtime migrations and the like. I would not be at all surprised if we see the introduction of lightweight BI-only data replication products into the marketplace.
  2. Continuous BI. I think we’ll hear a lot more about this as a generic market for complex event processing as opposed to the vertical markets that CEP has previously addressed.
  3. CEP adoption by SIEM vendors. I have been arguing for the last two years that SIEM architectures are generally antiquated. The big breakthrough will come if (I think it more likely to be when) IBM announces that InfoSphere Streams has been integrated with QRadar. Now you have a big beast on the one hand and smaller, more agile companies like Red Lambda and Tier-3 all offering CEP in this space and the other suppliers will have to follow suit or a) appear out-of-date and slow (which they are) or b) limit themselves to the SME market. ….

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