How event-driven architecture is now part of doing business
Solace commissioned independent research firm Coleman Parkes to lead a global survey on event-driven architecture (EDA) and help shed light on how organizations are striving to incorporate real-time data and EDA into their enterprise landscape.
Conducted in August 2021, the survey harvested 840 respondents in 9 countries across EMEA, North America, Australia and Asia-Pacific, in roles ranging from C-Suite to IT architecture.
Organizations recognize the value of event-driven architecture and they know what they want to achieve with it. With EDA as the foundation, respondents cited the ability to tackle disruptions thrown in their path, while also keeping up with innovation to cope with newly rising demands of their business.
While the vast majority of organizations surveyed, 85%, claim they are on their journey towards implementation, just 13% of businesses across North America, EMEA, Australia and Asia-Pac have made it to the ‘promised land’ of EDA maturity.
For those still on the journey, a number of obstacles lie in their way. One critical hurdle is the buy-in disconnect from IT (61%) to Senior Management/Line of Business executives (35%). Clearly, the business value of EDA is getting lost in translation between IT and business. It’s now more crucial than ever to articulate how the business bottom line can benefit from EDA.