Everybody’s talking about events these days—event processing, event streams, and event-driven architectures. Event…ually it’s got to ease up, right? Not quite. All the talk points to the new age we’ve entered, that of the advanced event broker.
What we’re experiencing is not just a shift but a complete reversal of how people think about business processes and the technology that supports them—and I think we’re going to be in this age for a while. Let me explain.
The term that describes our entire industry—“information technology”—belies the fact that people have historically thought first and foremost about information. Bits and bytes, zeroes and ones. The data, the knowledge… that which is known and documented and stored and shared.
Business processes have been predefined through a series of operations to be performed, with many of those operations involving the “go get it” retrieval of information.
Event-driven thinking turns all that on its head.… Read the rest