Cloud Services and Infrastructure, Industry Reports

Adopting Streaming Platforms to Build Event-Driven Architectures

Event-driven architecture is based on the idea that one should design software starting with events – things that happen in the real world and have real business meaning, and that these events should be the central concept in the architecture. Apache Kafka is a streaming platform that spans to the far edges of an organization, capturing the very impulses of the business in a central nervous system that can unify everything that happens into such event streams. A platform that allows the business to respond in real time to every customer experience, transaction, sale and market movement.

Now in its third year, the survey of the Apache Kafka community shows how and why companies are adopting streaming platforms to build event-driven architectures, and the bottom line impact they have on the business. Particularly notable in this year’s report is the breadth and depth of companies using Kafka as a strategic platform for their business, as well as the scope and centrality of the applications developed.

Key findings (Extract)

Kafka adoption is growing. This year, the vast majority of organizations (94%) plan to deploy new applications or systems using Kafka. Two thirds (67%) plan to deploy between 1 and 10 new applications or systems. Building distributed systems is challenging. For six out of ten organizations, their microservices architecture (63%) relies on Kafka to preserve and communicate state, more than twice as many did last year (29%). Truly data-driven organizations keep events at the center of the business. In fact, 90 percent of respondents said Apache Kafka is mission critical to power this central nervous system across many different applications and use cases.

Download the report in full to find out more.

About Confluent:

Confluent, founded by the creators of Apache Kafka®, provides the leading streaming platform that enables enterprises to maximize the value of data. With a streaming platform that spans to the edges of an organization and captures data into streams of real-time events, businesses in industries such as retail, logistics, manufacturing, financial services, technology and media are able to respond in real time to every customer event, transaction, user experience and market movement whether on premises or in the cloud.

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