Gartner Research

Event-Driven Architecture

Published: 30 August 2018

ID: G00373685

Analyst(s): Consult the Board Research Team


This summary contains input from ten members on event-driven architecture. We begin this summary by discussing members that have adopted or are planning to adopt event-driven architecture, their existing IT environments based on event-driven architecture, and the ideal breakup of event-driven versus request-driven architecture that they plan to attain after their digital transformation efforts. We then examine members' EDA use cases, the role of event-driven IT, event-design patterns, and EDA tools including message brokers, event-stream analytics platforms, and subscription-enabled data stores. We follow with members' drivers to adopt event-driven architecture and close with an analysis of EDA costs incurred, challenges, and best practices.

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