Apache Kafka’s role in Modern Data Driven Architectures
23 May 2019
Enterprise Intelligence and Analytics Stage
Traditional architectures simply cannot meet the challenges of real time and extreme scale. They have no mechanical sympathy and simply won’t work. It’s often said and well proven throughout the NoSQL era that systems are designed to suit particular types of workloads and use cases. A time series database isn’t very good at handling relational use cases or modeling, and likewise, a document database is great at structure, but not so good at analytics against those documents. To understand the importance of being event-driven, we’ll examine why events have become so pivotal in our thinking today. We will then evaluate the qualities and how events have become a first-class concern for the modern organization, as awareness of events underpins event-first thinking and design.