Forrester’s 4 Elements…

… are, according to Mike Gilpin, events, processes, services and information. How does CEP fit in this? Is it the Fifth Element?

No, but CEP can be described in these terms as…

  • a technology for automated processes
  • for the continuous processing of events
  • made up of 1 or more event-driven event-processing services
  • about providing operational information to enable businesses to make (automated or manual) real-time decisions.

Process-Service-Event-Information diagram (small)