Since the foundation of our company in 2016 we have helped our customers to get ahead in their Kafka enterprise journey from PoC to full fledged Kafka enterprise self-service data platform.
Event driven architectures are valuable because they provide a technological pattern that can be applied to solve a variety of different problems enterprises struggle with.
An enterprise journey of event streaming adoption usually follows a certain order of challenges that reach from very basic needs like a productive system to needs of data transparency, discoverability, collaboration and governance. We summarize this path in the so-called ‘Apache Kafka Pyramid’ because of its incremental character.
When you integrate Kafka in your enterprise you will observe different layers of challenges that we model as a Maslov’s pyramid below. The maturity levels range from physiological needs or stable runtime to self-actualization or global impact. The technology and thus Apache Kafka, in this particular case, play a less and less important role towards the top. Let’s dive in together and determine the main challenges we observe and how we can usually get by them.