Thoughts on Service Oriented Architecture and Event-Driven Architecture

I recognize a huge business potential of asynchronous, event oriented design. And I believe that EDA by its nature will be the paradigm to realize the ultimate alignment of business processes and the supporting IT-systems. I think that the ultimate layer between our real world events and artificial application constructs will be an EDA. And I recognize the possibilities offered by the current IT evolutions to support this paradigm. 


Jack van Hoof

Enterprise Integration Architect, Dutch Railways 

August 21, 2006