David Luckham, inventor of CEP
Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University

What is CEP?

Complex Event Processing (CEP) is an emerging technology for building and managing information systems. The goal of CEP is to enable the information contained in the events flowing through all of the layers of the enterprise IT infrastructure to be discovered, understood in terms of its impact on high level management goals and business processes, and acted upon in real time. This includes events created by new technologies such as RFID.

Visit the comprehensive CEP website.

Other articles by Dr. Luckham:

BAM And CEP: A Marriage Of Necessity Or: Why BAM Must Use CEP
BAM Providers As Online Banking Fraud Preventers
The Beginnings of IT Insight: Business Activity Monitoring
Grand Visions For e-Commerce Require Solving 'IT Blindness'
Avoiding Disasters Waiting To Happen
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Event-Driven Computing: An Introduction
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Event Processing: An Overview
Read an excerpt from the book "Event Processing: Designing IT Systems for Agile Companies." Hear authors Mani Chandy and Roy Schulte speak at ebizQ's 2009 SOA in Action Virtual Conference (click to replay sessions).

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Complex Event Processing (Wikipedia)
Looking for a quick conceptual explanation of CEP? Wikipedia provides a number of systemic examples of how CEP can help identify different situations depending on data points, prompting varying responses to seemingly similar "red flags" and opportunities.

Increase Your ESB's IQ with Event Stream Processing (ebizQ)
Event Stream Processing can assist your Enterprise Service Bus work smarter. By coordinating these technologies, you can set a number of event-driven SOA triggers with situation-dependent constraints (temporal or spatial) for your events. You can also use it as a "business condition monitor" to help you make more informed decisions.

Event Stream Processing (Wikipedia)
The goal of ESP is to pinpoint the variables among many unimportant ones that are relevant to that particular situation. This Wikipedia entry provides an overview as well as an example of what Event Processing Language (EPL) code actually looks like.

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