Combining Service-Oriented Architecture and Event-Driven Architecture using an Enterprise Service Bus

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Jean-Louis Maréchaux

Date archived: March 21, 2019 | First published: March 28, 2006

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.

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