Pub/Sub Webinar Highlights: What You Need To Know

June 2, 2022

Recently we hosted our Pub/Sub Integration Webinar and why specifically it’s the integration pattern for mission-critical software.

Our co-founders Paul Hilsen and Andrew Larsen discussed why a pub/sub integration pattern is the most robust and vital to the scalability of a company’s tech infrastructure. They show us how event-driven architecture leveraging the pub/sub framework is more effective in the real world.

Here’s our full webinar incase you missed it -

Below we’ve also created bite sized highlights of the webinar for you to watch. We hope you enjoy it!

Why Integrate Your Business Ecosystem?

Planning for the future allows for your software architecture to grow with the demands of your business… so it gives you a strategic advantage for growth and defense.

Your Strategic Advantage For Growth & Defense

As companies begin to grow, it also means ‘how can we make more profit than we’re already making?’  And most importantly, how do we make sure that we can keep the profit?

Paul breaks it down into three buckets for you

  1. Differentiated Capabilities
  2. Improve Efficiency
  3. Data Insights

Watch on to learn more about it -

Do You Have An Omni-Channel Experience?

Ensuring you have an omni-channel experience, enables you to create connected channels seamlessly to one another.

Paul discusses how Disney are great at integrations for omni-channel experience and one specific example is the MagicBand program.

Interested in knowing more about how Disney creates that extra sparkle? Watch the clip below -

Creating An Omni-Channel Customer Experience

Airfield Supply Co is one example of where omni-channel experience has been executed seamlessly. Their goal of blending the physical and digital world is just many of the projects we’ve built for them.

You’ll need to watch the video to see for yourself how this is a prime example of an omni-channel customer experience.

Hub & Spoke Models Are More Operationally Efficient

Paul uses the hub and spoke model to show you how efficient your ecosystem can become. He uses Delta as an example of how successful they were, the model revolutionized the way airlines operate globally.

This same model also works extremely well for IT infrastructure, this being the pub/sub integration pattern, especially when you wish to scale your business. Connections become streamlined as opposed to the tangled mess you get with point-to-point integrations.

Watch the clip below where Paul delves further into the hub and spoke model whilst referencing Delta.

Why The Data Hub Is More Scalable Than Point-To-Point

Andrew discusses how utilizing a data hub allows you to leverage your data and scale effectively as opposed to using the standard point-to-point integration.

What makes this pattern special is how scalable it is. From this we mean the ability to change, adapt and add new functionality quickly.

Learn more about it here -

Eliminate Single Points Of Failure With Loose Coupling

Decoupling our systems enables systems to continuously operate independently of one another.

This means that no other system gets affected, and most importantly messages don’t stop publishing to the subscriber despite any systems failing.

Watch the clip below to learn more about it -

Loose Coupling Allows For More Flexible Infrastructure

Being flexible allows for the architecture to be reliable, robust and scalable.

But learn more about it below where Andrew explains further -

Why Retry Queues And Dead Letter Queues Mean Messages Never Get Lost

The beauty of the pub/sub model means that if for example Salesforce is down. There's a pattern called retry queuing where messages will retry sending if it fails the first time.

Usually these scenarios are fixed real quickly. Which means the messages will eventually reach the subscribed software.

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Turn Chaos Into Order Via A Hub & Spoke Integration Model

Building for the long term essentially means building the best foundation for your business to flourish. We discuss how the pub/sub model is the one to allow streamlined capabilities for you to scale effectively.

How To Implement A Pub/Sub Architecture With 4 Steps

Here are our 4 steps to implement a pub/sub architecture -

  1. Define Initial Business Outcome
  2. Define Publishers & Subscribers
  3. Define Domain Models
  4. Define Events

Watch the video below where Andrew explains the best way to implement this pattern -

Using Event Storming To Plan Your Infrastructure

See how we use event storming to visualize and plan your infrastructure -

Successfully Implementing A Pub/Sub Integration, Example

Here we discuss how we built new functionality and capabilities quickly and efficiently for Airfield Supply Co. The power we get from this pattern is how we have full control of the data. And allows us to build the best products for our customers.

Do We Recommend Point-To-Point Integrations?

As we've mentioned before, point-to-point is great if you’ve only got a few connections and have no desire to innovate or move beyond this pattern.

We believe that the Compoze platform is the one to opt for if you wish to build an ecosystem looking to innovate, scale and with the flexibility.

Watch the video to learn more -

Creating Full Pub/Sub Infrastructure in 5 Minutes With The Compoze Platform

Luckily creating a full pub/sub infrastructure in 5 minutes has been made possible by the Compoze Platform.

Learn more about it here -

If you’d like to learn more about pub/sub integration. Get in touch with us today on to see how we can leverage your data and build the best software architecture for you to scale.