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Understanding complex event processing software

Complex event processing software can help companies act on major business events in real time. Learn more about CEP technology and get an overview of the CEP vendor market.

Complex event processing (CEP) software is designed to help organizations monitor and act on key business events in near real time by detecting patterns and relationships in data from multiple databases and other information sources. In this podcast with Forrester Research analyst James Kobielus, listeners will get an overview of CEP software and find out how organizations are deploying and using the technology. Kobielus also provides expert advice on what you need to know before you purchase and install CEP software, including tips for managing a CEP project.

In the 20-minute podcast, both business and IT professionals will:

  • Get an expert overview of how CEP technology works and what kind of applications it’s being used for (01:13)
  • Learn about CEP software’s potential benefits and the challenges that organizations can face in implementing and using it (03:14)
  • Hear how widely CEP software has been deployed and whether users require specialized skills to take advantage of it (07:24)
  • Find out whether CEP technology is suited only for large enterprises with lots of IT resources
  • Learn more about planning and getting started on a CEP program (10:40)
  • Get insight into future development and usage trends for CEP software (13:15)
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James Kobielus, Forrester Research

About the speaker: James Kobielus is a senior analyst at Forrester Research Inc., with a focus on data warehousing, predictive analytics, data mining and complex event processing. In addition to his core coverage areas, he contributes to Forrester's research on business intelligence, data integration, data quality and master data management. Kobielus worked previously for other IT research firms and several technology vendors, and he is a widely published author on business and technology issues and a frequent speaker at IT industry events.

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