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Relation between topics and events

  • 1.  Relation between topics and events

    TM Forum Member
    Posted Oct 30, 2020 03:04
    Hi All,

    I am able to understand the notification pattern in design guidelines. How ever, I am not able to understand the concept of topic/event. It would be very helpful if the forum could explain events related to topics and their relation with notification pattern with use-cases.

    Thank you.

    Best regards,

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    Kalpana HV
    Colt Technology Services
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  • 2.  RE: Relation between topics and events

    TM Forum Member
    Posted Nov 01, 2020 01:08
    Hi Kalpana
    This is part of the Event API (swagger available at early access page here). The Event API provides an alternative to the older hub-based (point-to-point) publish and subscribe pattern, by abstracting the functionality of a message broker (such as the Apache Kafka project, RabbitMQ, queue managers on public cloud such as AWS SQS and equivalents, and many other commercial offerings).
    Typically a message broker allows you to define a set of queues, or topics. Message producers (publishers) write events (messages) to topics, and consumers (subscribers) read from these topics.
    Hope it helps

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    Jonathan Goldberg
    Amdocs Management Limited
    Any opinions and statements made by me on this forum are purely personal, and do not necessarily reflect the position of the TM Forum or my employer.
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