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Applying Event-Driven Architecture to Modern Application Delivery Use Cases

Published: 13 May 2019

ID: G00377490

Analyst(s): Gary Olliffe

Summary

Demand for agile reactive applications is driving adoption of event-driven architecture, but this adds complexity to system design and delivery. Application technical professionals architecting microservices, integration, APIs and analytics must understand EDA and focus its use to optimize agility.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • The Advantages of Event-Driven Architecture
  • Understanding Communications in Event-Driven Architecture
  • Event Brokering Combines Multiple Communications Patterns
  • Combining EDA and Service Orientation
  • Defining Event-Driven Interfaces
  • Handling Errors and Exceptions in EDA
    • Producer Errors and Exceptions
    • Broker Errors and Exceptions
    • Consumer Errors and Exceptions
  • Event Broker Middleware for Event-Driven Solutions
    • Related Tools and Technologies
  • Four Application Architecture Use Cases
    • Use Case No. 1: Microservices Architecture
    • Use Case No. 2: Reactive Real-Time Enterprise Application and Data Integration
    • Use Case No. 3: Event-Driven APIs
    • Use Case No. 4: Streaming Architectures
    • Other Related Use Cases
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses

Guidance

The Details

  • EDA and Application Architectures for Digital Business
    • Why Digital Business Demands EDA

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