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2020 Market Guide for Event Stream Processing

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Gartner defines Event Stream Processing (ESP) platforms as “software systems that perform real-time or near-real-time calculations on streaming event data.” 

Increasingly demanding consumers and intensifying digital competition are pushing analytics from transactional to continuous. To achieve the necessary continuous intelligence, data and analytics leaders must understand and master the event stream processing market.

This guide by Dr. Pieter J. den Hamer and Roy Schulte looks at “how data and analytics leaders can use ESP platforms to improve decision-making speed and accuracy.”

“To take advantage of the growing availability of streaming data, organizations are reengineering how they make decisions by implementing stream analytics and stream data integration.”

Specifically this report covers:

  • The two uses of ESP, focusing on the processing and analysis of event data in motion
  • The forces that are accelerating the adoption of ESP platforms
  • The five product categories that make up the ESP platform market 
  • A list of representative vendors




Gartner, Market Guide for Event Stream Processing, Dr. Pieter J. den Hamer, Roy Schulte, 14 December 2020

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