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About Brokers

Brokers are Kubernetes custom resources that define an event mesh for collecting a pool of events. Brokers provide a discoverable endpoint for event ingress, and use Triggers for event delivery. Event producers can send events to a broker by POSTing the event.

Source 1 and Source 2 are transmitting some data -- ones and twos -- to the Broker, which then gets filtered by Triggers to the desired Sink.

Event delivery

Event delivery mechanics are an implementation detail that depend on the configured Broker class. Using Brokers and Triggers abstracts the details of event routing from the event producer and event consumer.

Advanced use cases

For most use cases, a single Broker per namespace is sufficient, but there are several use cases where multiple Brokers can simplify architecture. For example, separate Brokers for events containing Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and non-PII events can simplify audit and access control rules.

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