Event Processing Thinking: 11/27/11

Event Processing Thinking: 11/27/11

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I am keeping in my hand a duplicate of the brand-new publication by David Luckham, entitled: EVENT PROCESSING FOR BUSINESS. His first book “Power of Events” is the first publication that opened the current era of event handling, which made David Luckham the prophet and elder statesman of the event digesting community.

My first ending up in David in early 2004 inspired me to take into account the continuing future of this area and gave me some label and framework for what I was doing at that right time. Some of David’s ideas like event-processing networks and event patterns found themselves as part of the area foundations, nearly in the form that was defined in the “Power of Events” though.

The new book is aimed at being non-technical reserve, aimed at people in business and IT departments that are looking to understand what’s event handling, and what are its uses. It is serves a similar target to the written reserve by Chandy and Schulte. Compared our EPIA book is aimed at a more technical audience that would like to understand the inspiration of constructing event processing applications. The written publication begins with chapter 1, which includes the ambitious title “event control and the survival of the modern business” – detailing what most event processing is – and provides six concepts of how it ought to be used by businesses.

Then it goes in chapter 2 to a history lesson – surveying all ancestors of event processing simulation, networks, active data bases and more, addressing event driven architectures. Chapter 3 surveys the concepts that Luckham used in his first book, with definitions and some modifications to the original ideas.

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Chapter 4 is back again to a brief history lesson – this time from the point of view of the commercial world. Here Luckham repeats his evolution classification that he has discussed before: simple event control, creeping CEP, CEP as known technology and unseen CEP. According to Luckham we have just moved recently to the 3rd phase (CEP became a recognized IT).

The fourth and last phase is unseen (CEP will go behind the scene since it is ubiquitous and is available everywhere), it becomes holistic also, and in fact area of the infrastructure of every functional system from home automation to national cyber security. Chapter 5 views the markets – existing and emerging – and talking about industries and applications, with 13 examples (seems that the author is not superstitious!). Overall, — good way to obtain materials and insights about event handling especially for the non-technical reader and good overview of the various discussions that David has offered in the last decade. An essential read for anybody interested in event handling.