Quick Guide: What is Event Processing?: Related Technologies

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Types of Event Processing
Trends and Commentary
Related Technologies
Blogs and Resources

Related Technologies

Complex Event Processing and RFID (RFID Journal)
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) provides real-time data pinpointing the exact location of goods and assets for use in analysis or management applications. Or to put it another way: RFID fits the Event Processing model like a glove. RFID Journal has recognized this and points out additional benefits like lower TCO, faster development time, increased functionality and more.

Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) technology is mostly used for factories and the like, where it's a system comprising of a multitude of sensors that continuously report back to a central point. This automated supply of status updates allow a CEP system monitor and manage a geographically dispersed process.

Complex Event Processing and SOA: A "Beautiful Thing?" (ZDNet)
IBM, Oracle, and other vendors are already jockeying to get on the SOA-CEP bandwagon for their future offerings. Is the SOA-CEP marriage the big trend of 2008? Read ZDNet blogger Joe McKendrick's arguments here and judge for yourself.

Real-Time Computing (Wikipedia)
Event Processing systems tend to be real-time systems, prioritizing speed regardless of system load. Learn more about the basics of real-time computing here.

Event-Driven Programming: Introduction, Tutorial, History (Stephen Ferg)
As the name implies, this discipline of programming falls firmly in line with the Event Processing model. This extensive document covers everything from basic dataflow diagrams and structure charts to abstract Python concept.

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