Speaking of Event Processing, day two of the SOA Consortium’s June meeting focused on combining SOA and Event Processing to deliver business capability. Ok, no big surprise that I got the SOA/Event Processing topic on the agenda. What might be surprising though, are the different perspectives and business scenarios brought forward by the invited speakers and panelists. This week, the SOA-C is releasing three podcasts from the SOA & EP morning. The first is IBM’s Ed Lynch who spoke of connecting SOA & event processing via BPM.
The details from my SOA Consortium Insights post:
"Ed Lynch, Product Manager for the BPM & Connectivity portfolio, and Integration Exec for the Aptsoft acquisition, IBM Corporation, kicked off the morning by sharing his view that SOA and Event Processing come together within Business Process Management.
In building his case, Ed first called out the findings of IBM’s Enterprise of the Future CEO study, which speaks to a business environment of accelerating change, brought on by globalization, constant connectivity, doubling data and burgeoning competition. To cope with this torrent of change, executives require two things. First, they need visibility into their businesses, in real-time. Second, those businesses need to be agile. Businesses must be able to respond quickly to opportunities and threats, or risk losing market share to existing or new competitors.
With that business backdrop, Ed shared the basic constructs of event processing and then made the connection to services and business processes. In short, Ed told attendees to think of events as the “when” for the “what” of services. Business processes orchestrate the what, the services, to respond to an event, or a series of events.
Bridging the conceptual and reality, Ed described several customer examples, including fleet management, customer loyalty programs, algorithmic trading, business activity monitoring and fraud detection.
Throughout the presentation, Ed engaged in Q&A with attendees on a range of topics including management practices, data swarms, rule management and event processing futures.
To listen to an audio recording of Ed’s presentation and view the slides please go here."