Encyclopedia of Database Systems

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

Event Driven Architecture

  • K. Mani ChandyEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8265-9_570


Active Database, Active Database (Management) System; Event driven service-oriented architecture; Event processing systems; Sense and respond systems; Sensor network systems; Streaming database systems


An event driven architecture is a software architecture for applications that detect and respond to events. An event is a significant change in the state of a system or its environment. The change may occur rapidly or slowly. The occurrence of an event in the past, or its current unfolding, or a prediction of an event in the future is deduced from data. An event-driven architecture includes sensors and other sources of data; processors that fuse data from multiple sensors and detect patterns over time, geographical locations, and other attributes and deduce events that occurred or predict events; responders for initiating actions in response to events; communication links for transferring information between components; and administrative software for monitoring,...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.California Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA

Section editors and affiliations

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