StreamBase Systems is garnering considerable attention for its set of extnesions to SQL that enable processing and analysis of up to 500,000 real-time messages per second per CPU.
"If you're a company that cares about when your production line goes down, you want to know right now. If you've got a customer who is having a problem booking something on your site, the time you want to know is right now. If you want to detect a terrorist trying to get into your country, the time to know is right now," said StreamBase CEO Barry Morris.
"The tricky question is what kind of systems software is out there to address the problem ... if you like, we're really the Oracle for this type of problem," Morris noted before detailing StreamBase's StreamSQL standard -- which is being standardized by a group of companies that includes IBM and Oracle.
Morris also described his company's DaVinciCoder contest, a popular parody of Dan Brown's opus that provided $1,000 weekly and a $10,000 top prize to top-scoring contestants.
"It's a way to introduce people to this new world of stream and event processing that's fun," he noted.
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