Why did Sybase get Aleri?
I have tried to google around for something about the Sybase/Aleri deal. There is lots of the normal "information" which is corporate blahblabla without any substance. But I found one piece of info that actually have something interesting in it about what Sybase might have in mind for Aleri:
"In addition to slashing latency, CEP can also help to reduce warehouse storage requirements and help tame problems that were heretofore too costly to solve. By conducting analysis of a stream as it arrives, much of needed analysis and aggregation can be done without persisting details to the warehouse at all. If your data has no retention requirements, other than your analysis needs, you may be able to use CEP to greatly reduce your warehouse costs." – http://www.beyeblogs.com/sybaseiq/archive/2010/02/inastreamofgood.php
Analytic BI + nifty real-time front-end for the datawarehousing guys would seem like a pretty good use for the Coral8 engine, I just assume that they will use the Coral8 engine and throw away the rest.
Apart from that, I don’t think this deal will turn into anything significant for the CEP community. Sybase will add some real-time features and give some nice shiny toys for their capital market customers that can be used to game the markets even further. But I don’t think they will have a generic CEP engine to offer in the future.