I personally believe that Event Driven Architecture (EDA) is the future.  I don’t believe that SOA can deliver many of the promises attributed to it without a heavy dose of EDA.  Of course, to make this work, we need standards.

And that is where the Object Management Group’s SOA SIG comes in.  OMG has put out a Request for Information (RFI) on Event Driven Architecture to get feedback from the general community.  If you are passionate about SOA, I strongly suggest you start with Brenda Michelson’s excellent blog post on this RFI and go from there. 

Time is short.   If you wish to contribute, start today.

By Nick Malik

Former CIO and present Strategic Architect, Nick Malik is a Seattle based business and technology advisor with over 30 years of professional experience in management, systems, and technology. He is the co-author of the influential paper "Perspectives on Enterprise Architecture" with Dr. Brian Cameron that effectively defined modern Enterprise Architecture practices, and he is frequent speaker at public gatherings on Enterprise Architecture and related topics. He coauthored a book on Visual Storytelling with Martin Sykes and Mark West titled "Stories That Move Mountains".

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