02 Aug 2022

Axual a representative vendor in Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Open-Source Software 2022

Axual, a leading provider of an enterprise event streaming platform based on Apache Kafka, is excited to be recognized as a representative vendor in Gartner’s latest Hype Cycle for Open-Source Software 2022.

Axual, a leading provider of an enterprise event streaming platform based on Apache Kafka, is excited to be recognized as a representative vendor in Gartner’s latest Hype Cycle for Open-Source Software 2022.

Most of the world’s software products are built with open-source components. IT architects and software engineering leaders should use this Hype Cycle to track innovations that manage, govern and secure the use of, or are powered by, open-source software.

Event-driven APIs

In the 2022 report, Gartner describes several emerging technologies and identifies that event-driven APIs play an important role in facilitating and standardizing event-driven architecture (EDA).

APIs have become the standard for many enterprises. 

But there is a downside to this trend. 

APIs solely based on request-response are limited by the fact that each system must know what they want from the other. 

Today’s services mostly rely on other products or services across their eco-system. In this context, the request-response integration style can quickly reach a dangerous complexity as it requires an exponential number of point-to-point integrations between the different systems involved. 

Event-driven APIs enable apps to integrate many products and services based on equivalence around event-driven interactions.

Event-driven APIs open up business opportunities for faster response to change and streaming analytics.

They also facilitate, and help standardize, event-driven architecture (EDA). Event-driven APIs bring advantages such as enabling push notifications, which are much more efficient and less expensive (from both a time and networking perspective) than polling.

Axual – your partner in event stream processing

Axual offers a complete event stream processing platform based on open source Kafka, extending it with self-service capabilities with which teams can easily setup and manage data streams through an intuitive, graphical interface. 

Axual allows enterprises to run their Kafka instance reliably where they need it. On-premise, in the cloud or in a hybrid setup.

Rabobank, one of our customers in the financial services industry, chose Apache Kafka as the engine for their event streaming platform, but quickly discovered that Kafka was missing a number of features to scale across the enterprise while guarding governance and security. This insight sparked the collaboration between Rabobank and Axual. Today, Axual is the digital nervous system at Rabobank facilitating 150+ of DevOps teams and millions of messages per day.

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