Joe McKendrick, in Taking the ‘complex’ out of complex event processing, makes a case for renaming CEP, BEP.
Joe references IBM’s Sandy Carter, as I did in my post earlier today, IBM Says Business Event Processing is Not CEP.
Joe wants to change the world “complex” to “business” in CEP because he believes the word “complex” is not good for marketing.
The problem with Joe’s approach, as I see it, is that CEP is different than BEP. However, I remain open-minded on the topic.
There is quite a difference in event-driven orchestration-oriented processing, BEP. and situation detection-oriented event processing, CEP.
BEP is, for the most part, about orchestrating event-driven business processes.
CEP is about detecting opportunities and threats (situations) in real-time.
It is not clear to me that simply renaming BEP CEP touches the core technical and business differences.