Encyclopedia of Database Systems

2018 Edition
| Editors: Ling Liu, M. Tamer Özsu

Complex Event Processing

  • Opher EtzionEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8265-9_571


Event processing; Event stream processing


Complex event processing deals with various types of processing complex events.

Key Points

Figure  1 shows that the different applications of the CEP technology are not monolithic, and can be classified into five different solution segments, which differ in their motivation, from the user’s perspective, they are:
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Recommended Reading

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    Etzion O. Event processing, architecture and patterns, tutorial. In: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Distributed Event-Based Systems; 2008.Google Scholar
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    Event processing glossary. Available at: http://www.epts.com
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    Luckham D. The power of events. Reading: Addison-Wesley; 2002.Google Scholar
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    Sharon G, Etzion O. Event processing networks – model and implementation. IBM Syst J. 2008;47(2):321–34.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    Zimmer D, Unland R. On the semantics of complex events in active database management systems. In: Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Data Engineering; 1999. p. 392–9.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.IBM Software Group, IBM Haifa LabsHaifa University CampusHaifaIsrael

Section editors and affiliations

  • Opher Etzion
    • 1
  1. 1.IBM Software GroupIBM Haifa LabsHaifaIsrael