In the twenty-first century, the transition to Digital Business changes everything. Organizations are switching from inward-facing enterprise-centric models to outward-facing ecosystem-centric models. With new ecosystem focus comes a transition from data-centric thinking to event-centric thinking.
The concept of event-centric thinking emerged in the early 2000’s initially around Messaging and eventually became known as Event-Driven Architecture (EDA). This idea would enable companies to leverage events into real-time actionable information. By definition, “Event-driven architecture (EDA), is a software architecture pattern promoting the production, detection, consumption of, and reaction to events.”