The Instantly Responsive Enterprise: The Marriage of Business Process Management and Complex Event Processing
Source: BEA Systems
The BPM-CEP synergy discussed here is characterized as the optimal processing of business events, but be sure not to be misled: The "Complex processing" part is critical. In a world where large enterprises are bombarded with a million events per second, CEP is the only technology able to filter out unnecessary data, recognize patterns, and aggregate, process, and derive composite events that matter to business processes. According to David Luckham's write-up "SOA, EDA, BPM and CEP Are All Complementary," the easiest way to build a (new) event-driven process is to use Event-Driven SOA, which offers event-driven services that new processes need.