For readers interested in complex event processing and a few of the challenges the industry faces, here is a presentation from 28 months back called Processing Patterns for Predictive Business. This presentation was delivered at the first Workshop on Event Processing – Presentations at IBM Research Labs, Yorktown Heights, March 14-16th 2006.
The same key points of that presentation are still relevant today:
1. Event-Decision Processing is Computationally Intensive
2. CEP requires a Number of Technologies:
- Distributed Computing, Publish/Subscribe and SOA
- Hierarchical, Cooperative Inference Processing
- High Speed, Real Time Processing with State Management
- Event-Decision Architecture for Complex Situations and Events
- There is no single “CEP Solution” or “CEP Product” (in the market place then, and today)
3. CEP needs a Common Vocabulary and Functional Architecture based on Mature, Industry-Standard Inference Models
4. Processing and Integration Patterns for CEP need to be Developed and Formalized
Since March of 2006 a number of other challenges has surfaced. I will elaborate on this challenges in a future post.