New blog post! Event-driven architecture in Selling Partner API

This blog post describes what event-driven architectures are, the benefits of implementing them, how the Notifications API enables this design model, and the use cases that can be built around it.

Building an event-driven architecture benefits the performance, cost, reliability, scalability, and development lifecycle of an application. Examples of these benefits include:

  • Event-driven applications perform better by reacting to events in real-time, as opposed to schemas where data is pulled on a scheduled basis, which introduces delays.

  • Reacting to events reduces the amount of unnecessary work, like polling a service for updates, which helps cut costs by saving resources and usage.

  • The event-driven architecture call pattern alleviates the load on third-party services, removing the rate limit bottleneck and reducing throttling errors.

  • Decoupled components can scale and fail independently, enabling them to adapt to demand based on individual needs and reduce the blast radius of failures.

  • The development lifecycle shortens, because the architecture is simpler and therefore easier to adapt to new use cases.

Read the full article on the Selling Partner API Blog.