Yesterday EDA Summit kicked off a series of free educational webinars called “EDA Summit Series” with a webinar called “Best Practices for Event Enabling your Enterprise Integration Platform” featuring David Mooter, Senior Analyst at Forrester Research, and Chris Aaron, VP Go-To-Market at SAP.
With this post I’ll summarize what they covered, and you can watch the 1-hour webinar in its entirety here:
Mooter opened the session by explaining the role event-driven architecture plays in four kinds of integration:
Mooter then explained how to tackle event-enabling your integrations and stressed the agility that event-driven architecture offers as part of your integration foundation, such as:
Chris Aaron of SAP then introduced some useful resources that he’s seen SAP and non-SAP shops use to get started on the road to event-driven integration. SAP’s Integration Solution Advisory Methodology (ISA-M), for example, has been used by over 1,000 organizations around the world to assess their integration landscape and identify solutions to their various use cases. He then highlighted two customers who successfully used event-driven integration to meet and exceed their objectives.
Polling questions during the webinar revealed that application integration (92%) and data integration (77%) were the two leading integration use cases considered for event-enabling with EDA. B2B integration (50%), followed by process automation (37%) rounded out the results of consideration for EDA.
Respondents also noted their prime motivation for considering event-driven architecture for their integration needs were: better agility or responsiveness to change (35%), followed by real-time connectivity (29%), connecting legacy/on-prem and cloud-based systems (22%) and better scalability (14%).
(Speaking of what people think about EDA, Solace recently commissioned an independent research firm survey 840 architects, developers and executives about EDA. Take a sneak peek at the results here or download the eBook for more details.)
This was the first in a series of EDA Summit Series webinars. The next webinar, “Data Mesh meets Event Mesh,” is scheduled for February 28. If that sounds interesting, you can learn more & register here.
As the leader of Solace’s analyst relations program, Roger has leveraged his technical background and analyst relations experience to develop a solid technical understanding of event-driven architecture, event streaming and event management that he uses to help analysts understand the many ways EDA and events can enable, complement, and accelerate the latest trends in computing and technology.
After kicking off his career as a programmer and professional services consultant, Roger shifted his focus to analyst relations with business intelligence innovator Cognos and IBM’s Business Analytics and Global Business Services consulting division when IBM acquired them, and for 20 years now he’s been working alongside Gartner, Forrester, IDC and other analysts to help them understand his employers’ position in the enterprise IT landscape.
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