Event Streaming: It’s Not Just About Analytics

Most organizations concerned with event streaming are leveraging this modern data movement pattern for streaming analytics—analytics computations on real-time data streams from applications, social media, sensors, devices, websites, and more.

But event streaming can present a variety of additional benefits for modern enterprises, specifically those that are shifting from data centric to event centric IT and operating models, and embracing event-driven architecture.

This paper will define and differentiate events, event streaming, event processing, and event-driven architecture, concepts which are new and often misunderstood. It will then present modern use cases and benefits which extend far beyond analytics.