Today’s business applications rarely live in isolation. They need to be connected in order to create an integrated solution from which an organization can derive value. Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Event-Driven Architecture (EDA) are two different paradigms that address complex integration challenges. How can organizations choose the better approach to meet their needs? Actually they don’t have to choose: an Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) allows for the implementation of both the SOA and the EDA concepts.
Read the complete article by Jean-Louis Maréchaux, IT Architect, IBM.