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The Gartner Reference Architecture for Complex-Event Processing

Published: 17 June 2009

ID: G00169043

Analyst(s): W. Roy Schulte , Anthony Bradley


Complex-event processing is the underlying enabler for situation awareness. Interest in event-driven CEP has increased dramatically because technology advances have made it practical to use in a wide variety of business scenarios.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Introduction
  • The Reference Architecture
    • Example
    • Summary of the Reference Architecture
  • Event Capture Phase
    • Event Notifications
    • Event Producers
    • Event Channels
  • Decision-Making Phase
    • CEP Software
    • Complex Events
    • People
  • Response Phase
    • Responders
    • Communication Channels
  • What You Need to Know

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