Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) March 3, 2008
DataComplex today announced the opening of its EPCenter, the first on-line application for "knowledge workers" to creating complex event processing(CEP) solutions. CEP is a software tool for performing sophisticated analysis of data as its happening, finding meaningful patterns, and responding automatically. By using the EPCenter the people that manage a businesses process or operations can create a solution in just hours or days -- instead of weeks or months -- at a fraction of the cost of existing packaged CEP applications or custom IT development projects.
Companies are starting to realize the lost value of missing "events" that are not captured or recognized by most business applications. The alternative -- expensive packaged CEP applications or custom application development -- prevents a team from implementing an immediate solution. Designed for small to medium businesses (SMBs) and small teams within larger organizations, EPCenter allows "knowledge workers" to create powerful CEP solutions, complete with customizable communication tools. EPCenter solutions require no additional IT infrastructure and can be accessed using any standard browser and Internet connection.
"In addition to the established uses of CEP, we think there are a variety of use scenario's for an online CEP tool. Since the Internet has become an application platform, which let users and developers share information between different hosted services, there has been a proliferation of Web-based applications(Spreedsheets, online Databases, CRM, Project Management, Lead Management etc.). The EPCenter is an additional service for applications that need to analyze data as its happening and respond automatically," said David Hicks, DataComplex CEO. "Also, the large number of internet connected equipment and devices generates large amounts of data that can benefit from CEP solutions."
Once members register at http://www.datacomplex.net they can login to the web based application and begin building an event processing solution immediately. A three step process makes solution building quick and easy. First data sources are defined and configured. Second EQL queries on the configured data sources are created, that will respond to the desired circumstances or patterns. Third, event publishers are selected to generate event outputs. EQL is a query language for event processing that is similar to SQL used in database programming. Unlike SQL, EQL queries are permanent and respond whenever new data or patterns match the query. By chaining queries and pattern statements together sophisticated data handling capabilities are created that can automate business processes.
A public beta version of the EPCenter service is available today and the service is expected to be generally available in the second quarter of 2008. EPCenter will be available as a subscription service and the company plans to offer free trial accounts. Members will have access to on-line support from DataComplex, as well as support forums and discussion groups with other EPCenter members. To register for the beta version, go to http://www.datacomplex.net.
DataComplex created the EPCenter to enable knowledge workers to perform sophisticated analysis of their data as its happening and without having to write software. Resulting in a tool that can automatically find important circumstances and initiate actions necessary to address them. The EPCenter works as a standalone tool or as a data provider to other Web-based applications. DataComplex was founded in 2007 with a sharp focus, an event processing tool, and a wide angle, deliver it as a low cost online service, and is staffed by industry veterans and a creative software team. For more information, visit the company's web site at http://www.datacomplex.net.