Chapter 2. Concepts


The event-enabled enterprise concept is, itself, build upon a number of ideas. As a prerequisite to having a meaningful discussion about realizing the event-enabled enterprise, these underlying concepts must first be clearly understood. That is the purpose of this chapter.

After reading this chapter you will understand the essential concepts underlying the event-enabled enterprise: events, complex events, complex-event processing, context, event responses, and event-driven processes.


The event-enabled enterprise (Figure 2-1) innovates in the manner in which it senses, analyzes, and responds to the world around it. It senses events that are happening in the world. When it senses an event occurring outside ...

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