Frequently Asked Questions
What does event-driven architecture mean?
Event-driven architecture (EDA) is a software architecture pattern that works
with the generation and consumption of events. These are used for communication
between different services and components and increase the independence of web
Event-driven Architecture vs. Microservices
The difference between the two approaches lies in the asynchronicity:
Microservices solve the problem of monolithic applications. Instead of providing
all services via one server, microservices provide a solution through multiple
context-specific applications. This makes the service resilient, scalable and
agile. Event-driven architecture uses microservices primarily for communication
between different services. EDA decouples the producer and the consumer and uses
microservices for the production and consumption of events with which data is
transmitted. Microservices, on the other hand, represent a modern
service-oriented architecture that solves the problems of large monolithic
servers in an independent way and lets teams work individually on the
For which environments is event-driven architecture suitable?
An event-driven architecture is a good choice for companies with extensive
domain complexity. The terminology remains the same as that used in the company.
In this way, processes remain traceable and the core competence teams can take
care of specific areas.
What are the challenges of event-driven architecture?
When implementing an event-driven architecture, it is important to keep an eye
on the existing company and data protection guidelines and to take them into
account during implementation. In addition, our IT developers attach great
importance to working with clean data from third-party systems so that processes
and architectures run error-free.
How is event-driven architecture integrated into IT systems?
The integration of event-driven architecture is a well-known procedure for
experienced software architects like Acosom. Our IT experts are able to get an
overview of existing IT environments and develop the required interfaces in a
very short time, so that EDA can be properly anchored in a company’s IT