Some years ago, the journey for Event-driven architecture at SAP began. First embedded in solutions like Cloud Platform Integration (CPI) or Vehicle Insights. Then also available to customers and partners as an own service.
Over time the number of supported Events from various SAP Solutions increased. The generic support for other platforms like SAP ECC / SAP NetWeaver or SAP SuccessFactors was added. Then adaptors for SAP Integration Suite and SAP Data Intelligence on AMQP were released. Overall, there is a good coverage today – and the journey is not yet over…
The first scenarios focused more on messaging scenarios, leveraging for example queueing features to deal with slow consumers. Then more and more scenarios related to event-driven architecture happened – with a great demo shown already at the SAP TechEd 2018 Keynote. The increased usage of SAP BTP to easily extend enterprise-critical backend systems or cloud-based systems has been a major reason for the shift towards the events.
As SAP decided some time ago to introduce the new ‘SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP)’ we have used the momentum and therefore have changed the official name for ‘SAP Cloud Platform Enterprise Messaging’ to ‘SAP Event Mesh’. This highlights the increased importance of event-centric scenarios in the SAP cosmos.
Very important: of course, product features, pricing and supported platforms, … all stay the same.
If you want to get started with Event-driven architectures with SAP then there is a great concept in the SAP Discovery Center called Missions. Missions are end-to-end projects that provide know-how, step-by-step how-to-guides and in a lot of cases sample coding. The missions listed below will help you to get started with Event-driven architectures with SAP:
Overall, we are on a great journey with SAP Event Mesh and will continue to invest in additional features and additional supported scenarios. Stay tuned for more to come.