Gartner Research

Technology Insight for Event Stream Processing

Published: 06 July 2017

ID: G00334449

Analyst(s): Nick Heudecker , W. Roy Schulte


To get the most information value from event streams, data and analytics leaders must understand the differences between three categories of analytics products, and distinguish those that process real-time data in motion from those that process data at rest in databases, files or analytical tools.

Table Of Contents


  • Definition
  • Description
    • ESP Platforms
    • Stream Analytics Platforms With Integrated Data Storage
    • Stream Analytics Platforms With External Data Stores
  • Benefits and Uses
    • Continuous Intelligence
    • Real-Time, On-Demand Intelligence
    • Offline, On-Demand Intelligence
  • Risks
  • Evaluation Factors
  • Event Stream Processing Alternatives
  • Recommendations
  • Representative Providers

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