Interesting to read on David Luckham’s site that according to the Gartner’s “Application Infrastructure and Middleware” report this sector now covers complex event processing, alongside middleware, SOA, and BPM. Per the ADT article,
“Emerging technology areas within AIM include extreme transaction processing (XTP) platforms and complex event processing, according to the report. In addition, the BPMS segment is continuing to grow because it can support cost-cutting measures.”
So there you go. CEP (technology) is now a mainstream application infrastructure component!
The angle of the ADT article was that “middleware sales were to hit the brakes” (declined 0.8% in 2009), whereas interestingly EBizQ reported on the more optimistic angle that growth in 2008 had been 7%. Meanwhile ITJungle played it down the middle with the headline “middleware sales slipping but could rebound”, and quoted Gartner as saying:
“Nonetheless we are witnessing vibrant activity in emerging technology areas, such as extreme transaction processing platforms and complex event processing, which are stimulating the growth of highly specialized and innovative vendors that will surely gain visibility in the near future.”
OK, so maybe CEP is also specialized and innovative…