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
"/> Quick Guide: What is Event Processing?: Trends and Commentary
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Event Processing Roundtable: Managing Events in an Eventful Year (ebizQ)
Listen to our panel of experts in this cutting-edge roundtable explore ways in which enterprises can learn how to improve bottom line results and achieve competitive leadership with CEP.

2010 Prediction: The Rise of Event Processing (ebizQ)
In this resource-packed blog entry, ebizQ commentator Brenda Michelson explains her first and only prediction for 2010: that we'll (finally) see the "Rise of Event Processing."

Event Processing Market Pulse (ebizQ)
Event-driven architecture is on the rise. Tune into this podcast for insights on the current state of Event Processing adoption, the connection between CEP and SOA/BPM, what kind of real-life benefits CEP adopters realize and more.

The Role of Event Processing in Modern Business (ebizQ)
Everybody wants a "smarter" company, and Event Processing can often help fill that need. This article by Dr. K. Mani Chandy from California Institute of Technology and Roy Schulte from Gartner examines the potential benefits in terms of operational business intelligence, Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) dashboards and other modern business information channels.

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