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IBM looks to make middleware SMILE

Interesting approach.   Could this be turned upside down, yielding a similar streaming approach for in-bound data and extracted data sets from remote, distributed sensors?  In situations where a (logically) centralized analytic process must deal with massive amounts of data, or seriously overburdened "last 100 meter" networks?

Link: IBM looks to make middleware SMILE | InfoWorld | News | 2005-11-21 | By Paul Krill.

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SMILE (Smart Middleware Light Ends) technology enables stream-based queuing of information sets. For example, a query can be made that asks for the 20 most actively traded stocks in the last 10 minutes, with SMILE memorizing the state of events from the previous 10 minutes, according to Chitra Dorai, manager of Distributed Messaging at IBM (Profile, Products, Articles) Research.

"The SMILE system is a distributed stream-processing engine that processes messages in memory without requiring databases," Dorai said. SMILE also features a declarative programming model for distributed application programmers that relies on SQL. ...

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