Event-driven architectures are one of the hottest trends these days. EDAs offer so many advantages over synchronous, more traditional approaches that lots of customers have started looking into how they can put these architectures to use.
Most customers look for the real-time benefits first – an event occurring in an SAP backend system and consumers across the customer landscape getting notified of this significant change in real time. There are more advantages though, that are often overlooked: loose coupling, incremental development, handling of peak loads to name a few. And easily and efficiently crossing vendor boundaries using events.
Event meshes will bring eventing infrastructure, software and services from a lot of vendors together, not only SAP‘s and Microsoft‘s. The CloudEvents initiative already addresses the topic of a common format to describe events, and both SAP and Microsoft take part in this initiative.
The situation for SAP and Microsoft is even more special though: the two companies have a great working relationship and a lot of SAP customers are as well Microsoft customers. And SAP and Microsoft have a joint vision: our vision is that our customers can consume SAP (backend) events on Azure, and that they can consume Microsoft events on the SAP Business Technology Platform or directly in an SAP backend. This is where we want to go.
In this session, Holger Bruchelt (Microsoft) and Karsten Strothmann (SAP) will introduce, discuss and show bi-directional event-based connectivity between SAP’s event-driven ecosystem and the Microsoft world.