StreamInsight is a platform being released alongside SQL Server 2008 R2 to enable the development of Complex Event Processing (CEP) applications. So what does that mean?
You can achieve the following tactical and strategic goals for your enterprise by developing your CEP applications using StreamInsight.
· Monitor your data from multiple sources for meaningful patterns, trends, exceptions, and opportunities.
Analyze and correlate data incrementally while the data is in-flight -- that is, without first storing it--yielding very low latency. Aggregate seemingly unrelated events from multiple sources and perform highly complex analyses over time.
· Manage your business by performing low-latency analytics on the events and triggering response actions that are defined on your business key performance indicators (KPIs).
Respond quickly to areas of opportunity or threat by incorporating your KPI definitions into the logic of the CEP application, thereby improving operational efficiency and your ability to respond quickly to business opportunities.
· Mine events for new KPIs. Move toward a predictive business model by mining historical data to continuously refine and improve your KPI definitions.
Check-out this blog post by the MCS UK Solution Development Team where they take a look at what it takes to get started with this exciting new technology.