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Event Processing: Designing IT Systems for Agile Companies by W. Roy Schulte, K. Mani Chandy

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1Event Processing Overview

This chapter introduces you to events, event-processing systems, and event-driven architecture. You’ll learn about the relevance of event processing to contemporary management strategies and begin to see how event processing can improve a company’s timeliness, agility, and information availability.

Introduction to Events and Event Processing

An event is anything that happens. A business event is an event that is meaningful for conducting commercial, industrial, governmental, or trade activities. Examples include receiving a customer order, making a bank payment, experiencing a power outage, changing a customer address, suffering a network security breach, detecting signs of attempted fraud, hiring an employee, and spotting ...

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