YAA report on CEP…
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<p><img src="http://blogs.forrester.com/.a/6a00d8341c50bf53ef0120a4c9d58e970b-300wi" alt="Forrester Wave on CEP, 2009" align="left" />Yet Another Analyst report means that <a title="Forrester CEP Wave Q3 2009" href="http://www.forrester.com/rb/Research/wave%26trade%3B_complex_event_processing_cep_platforms%2C_q3/q/id/48084/t/2" target="_blank">Forrester</a> has joined <a title="Gartner 2003 report on CEP..." href="http://www.gartner.com/DisplayDocument?doc_cd=116129">Gartner</a>, <a title="IDC on CEP vendors, Dec08" href="https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=215785" target="_blank">IDC</a>, and <a title="Bloor on CEP" href="http://www.bloorresearch.com/research/white-paper/934/-complex-event-processing.html" target="_blank">Bloor</a> (and possibly a few others) with coverage of, and comparisons between, CEP vendors.</p> <p>The <a title="Mike G blog on CEP being cool and v hot, Aug09" href="http://blogs.forrester.com/appdev/2009/08/complex-event-processing-is-cool-and-very-hot.html" target="_blank">Forrester CEP Wave</a> for Q3 2009 was done by Mike Gualtieri and John Rymer who, whilst perhaps being new to the field of CEP, have previously covered the <a title="Forrester on "Business Rules Platforms" 2Q2008" href="http://www.forrester.com/rb/Research/wave%26trade%3B_business_rules_platforms%2C_q2_2008/q/id/39088/t/2" target="_blank">BRE and BRMS market</a> [*1] for Forrester. Although many people realise there is both an affinity and synergy between event processing and business rules, one suspects the authors are keeping such thoughts to themselves in describing CEP as a “<strong>hot new enterprise middleware category</strong>” (per Mike’s <a title="Mike G's blog on CEP being cool and hot, Aug09" href="http://blogs.forrester.com/appdev/2009/08/complex-event-processing-is-cool-and-very-hot.html" target="_blank">blog</a>). Presumably they use this description because CEP systems can be event sources as well as sinks - but on the other hand so can many other types of system, so overall “<a title="Wikipedia reference" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middleware" target="_blank">middleware</a>” probably isn’t the best description one could use.</p> <p>Interestingly this report does not use or refer to <a title="C Brett on a Classification of Event Systems, 2008" href="http://www.forrester.com/Research/Document/Excerpt/0,7211,46398,00.html" target="_blank">Forrester’s previous classification of event processing systems</a>.</p> <p>The good news for CEP users is that there are clearly no “weak” offerings in the CEP market!</p> <a href="http://www.addtoany.com/share_save?&linkurl=http%3A%2F%2Ftibcoblogs.com%2Fcep%2F2009%2F08%2F10%2Fyaa-report-on-cep%2F&linkname=YAA%20report%20on%20CEP%26%238230%3B"><img src="http://tibcoblogs.com/cep/wp-content/plugins/add-to-any/share_save_120_16.png" width="120" height="16" alt="Share/Save/Bookmark" /></a> <p>Related posts:<ol><li><a href="http://tibcoblogs.com/cep/2008/08/14/the-end-is-nigh-for-the-bre-market/" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent Link: The end is nigh (for the BRE market)!">The end is nigh (for the BRE market)!</a></li><li><a href="http://tibcoblogs.com/cep/2007/07/26/cep-in-bpm-but-will-it-blend-aka-bpmi-thinktanks-2007-report/" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent Link: CEP in BPM: But Will It Blend? (aka BPMI ThinkTanks 2007 report)">CEP in BPM: But Will It Blend? (aka BPMI ThinkTanks 2007 report)</a></li></ol></p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ComplexEventProcessing/~4/E6_5HnSC3rk" height="1" width="1" />