Sybase have acquired Aleri according to Finextra. It was less than a year ago when the complex event processing (“CEP”) vendors Aleri and Coral8 announced their merger (see press release); there was also a big buzz when Sybase announced a CEP capability based on Coral8 and Streambase decided to offer an Amnesty Program for Aleri-Coral8 Customers (see earlier post ‘Merging in public is difficult…). And only a few months later, Microsoft announced that their CEP Orinoco (now integrated with SQL Server 2008 as StreamInsight) was heading to market (see post ‘Microsoft CEP surfaces as ‘Orinoco’).
Another sign that CEP is moving more mainstream and that real-time everything is becoming more important? Or a good market for acquisitions?