At least one-third of enterprises will focus on event-driven architecture
Event-driven architecture is a software pattern or model that enables an organization to detect events or important business moments (such as a transaction or web site visit) and act on them in real time or near-real time, according to a definition by software vendor TIBCO. The EDA paradigm promotes “the production, detection, consumption of and reaction to events,” a Wikipedia entry states.
Forrester says that in 2020, 12 percent of global developers said their organizations were focused on EDA, a number that grew to 20 percent this year. The research firm expects that number to accelerate in 2022 with 35 percent of IT organizations having a “major focus” on EDA.
Forrester adds that as API management extends beyond REST to include EDA, leading API management vendors will adapt their products to include more event management capabilities with AsyncAPI support.