Encyclopedia of Database Systems

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

Event Lineage

  • Opher EtzionEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8265-9_580


Event pedigree


An Event lineage is a path in the event processing network that enables the tracing of the consequences of an event, or finding the reasons for a certain action.

Key Points

An event lineage is an audit feature that is determined to answer one of two questions:
  1. 1.

    What were all the implications of event e?

  2. 2.

    What were the events and processing agents that preceded action a?


The event lineage is obtained by maintaining the history of event processing networks using various techniques.


Recommended Reading

  1. 1.
    Benjelloun O, Sarma AD, Halevy AY, Theobald M, Widom J. Databases with uncertainty and lineage. VLDB J. 2008;17(2):243–64.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Sharon G, Etzion O. Event processing networks – model and implementation. IBM Syst J. 2008;47(2):321–34.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.IBM Software GroupIBM Haifa Labs, Haifa University CampusHaifaIsrael

Section editors and affiliations

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