Event-driven systems — and the architectures to support them — are integral to digital transformation efforts as organizations drive towards a more robust omnichannel experience.
With the increasing demand for disparate systems of record to interact in real-time across digital and legacy platforms, event-driven architectures (EDAs) have found their niche in this digital age. Boomi’s new EDA initiative — EDA powered by Boomi — will address a growing number of technologies in this space that includes queuing but also encompasses messaging brokers, event meshes, real-time streaming, analytics and asynchronous APIs. It will offer an ecosystem of options that customers can use to ease the challenges inherent in event-driven system implementations.
Boomi has partnered with industry-leading EDA providers to bring new solutions to our platform. EDA Powered by Boomi will offer event-driven technologies through connectors that our users can access via our simple, drag-and-drop development environment.
Customers can continue to experience Boomi’s legendary ease of use while deploying integrations across all their systems and gain the advantages of event-driven integrations.
Boomi’s EDA options add another layer of flexibility to our scalable platform. You’ll be able to choose the technology and protocol that best suits your needs.
As EDA technologies mature, we’ll continue to build out the capabilities of our platform to further support this powerful integration technology. Here are some of the EDA connectors you can use today, and more are coming soon!
As we release new connectors this fall, you'll notice some changes to our user interface (UI) as shown below.We’ve built a roadmap around you — our customer. Please let us know any technologies we should incorporate for your use case by submitting a Product Feature Request to our ideas page.
We'd love your feedback on new features! Visit our ideas page to let us know what you like, and what you'd like to see.
Figure 2. User Interface changes will showcase EDA solutions
The client-driven nature of service-oriented architectures (SOAs) can limit the scalability of certain systems. EDAs do not replace but rather complement SOAs. While SOA is generally a better fit for a request/response exchange, EDAs provide long-running asynchronous process capability. This is why EDA can be referred to as "event-driven SOA.”
For our customers, the attraction of EDAs stem from a desire to exploit vast amounts of cheap compute and storage resources. With the advent of the cloud and the drive towards big data solutions, which allows data harvesting and analysis at terabyte, petabyte and exabyte scales, customers need solutions that can eliminate the known bottlenecks and deficiencies of traditional SOAs.
Multiple EDA technologies exist today, such as Kafka, SQS, Solace and RabbitMQ. Each underlying protocol ensures a strict adherence to the agreed upon standard across an industry, market segment or organization. They define the data, security model, integration path and control flow.
With EDAs, organizations can:
Right up there with artificial intelligence (AI), actionable analytics, Smart Industry 4.0, blockchain and other tech fashionista buzzwords is "Event Thinking." What is that exactly?
Gartner calls event thinking “real-time situational awareness,” meaning that systems immediately detect and respond when certain conditions are met. Any set of conditions can count as an “event.”
Event thinking isn’t really new, but it’s moved from the backroom to the C-suite as organizations bring more digital solutions online that employ event-driven systems — solutions that directly affect manufacturing, operations, customers, customer service and, by extension, cost and revenue.
Event-based thinking is what makes the practical application of EDAs possible and is a necessary step for gaining the full value proposition of EDAs, since all events should be considered holistically. With EDA powered by Boomi, your organization can make event thinking part of your digital transformation strategy.