Gartner Research

Emerging Technology Analysis: Complex Event Processing

Published: 08 September 2009

ID: G00170351

Analyst(s): Teresa Jones , W. Roy Schulte

Summary

Complex event processing technology has been around for a few years, but market adoption is still in its early stages. It is a small market in terms of revenue, but growth rates have been high and mainstream technology vendors are moving into this market.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Overview
  • Technology Description
  • Technology Adoption Analysis
    • Factors Driving Adoption
    • Factors Inhibiting Adoption
  • Technology Impact
    • Impact on End Users
    • Impact on Vendors
    • Most Likely Vendor Scenario — CEP Technology Becomes Part of Major Middleware Vendors' Suites, but an Independent Market Survives
    • Second Scenario — Lower-Cost Offerings Emerge and Gain Significant "Mind Share"
    • Third Scenario — CEP Disappears as a Distinct Market
  • Actions to Take
    • Vendors — Look at Partnering With CEP Providers
    • Investors — Look at Pure-Play Companies That Already Have a Strong Partner Strategy

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