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that are not relevant, only triggering the associated actions if a match is found.
There is a common confusion that needs clarifying here. Complex Event Processing (CEP) is to BEP what BREs
are to BRMS; it is that subset of BEP that handles multiple data feeds, filtering and correlating them at a
technical level as required. BEP utilizes the power of CEP technology, but it then adds a much-needed business
context so that the business-authored circumstances of interest can be detected. Because business events are
described by non-technical people in business terms, this translation is essential to make sense of all the
technical data being received. Page 8 Business Events Processor (BEP) Business users Business Events Repository Event 1
Action if 1 and 2 occur … Event n
n occurs Business user interface
‐ Inspecting ‐ Measuring Applications
‐ Information context and correlation
‐ Event(s) detection
‐ Action execution
‐ Reporting Figure 5: Business Events Processor functionality
The events specification is in business language, in a very similar fashion to that for Rules specification
illustrated in figure 4 above. Actions may well involve changing or executing business rules that are managed by
a BRMS. In this way, all the automated decision-making processes can be gathered together in one place, as a
callable decision service. Rules-based decision-making benefits
The preceding sections have referred throughout to some of the benefits of using business rules and events to
improve operational decision-making and management. This section brings all of these points together as part
of an overall summary of the benefits achievable with rules and events-based decision making. To do so,
benefits will be grouped under the four key areas of pressure identified at the beginning of this document;
customer focus, business agility, cost reduction and governance. This will position rules-based operational
decision making against some of the major market imperatives today. In addition...
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This note was uploaded on 01/29/2014 for the course ACC 230 taught by Professor Xia during the Winter '13 term at Bloomsburg.
- Winter '13