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An event-driven architecture (EDA) reflects the real world in which businesses operate. The real world is constantly changing, chaotic, and unpredictable. An EDA enables organizations to make sense out of all the events occurring within their business, and to detect anomalous business situations by drawing together a number of indirectly related or independent events. Furthermore, EDA builds decision-making capabilities directly into business processes by using analytical insights to drive decisions. EDA offers organizations the ability to track events in real time, thus gaining an early awareness of issues, improving productivity, and reducing manual intervention and errors. Event-driven architecture is not a new application pattern; applications have been supporting events for years. What's new is that vendors are now enhancing software infrastructure products an... (more)