Global FinTech Automates and Accelerates Event Flow from Salesforce to On-premises Kafka

Salesforce
E-commerce, cloud computing, digital streaming, and artificial intelligence

Customer

Global FinTech that applies new technologies to enhance and automate financial services and processes to allow small and medium-sized businesses greater access to international trade. The customer-obsessed company leverages Salesforce Platform Events and Kafka to keep the entire company in-sync with their clients.

Problem

For security and regulatory reasons, the firm’s Kafka cluster runs on-premises on a private cloud. Previously, this meant the EDA connecting Salesforce Platform Events with Kafka required multiple intermediary steps and orchestrators. The team had to expose an API endpoint, build an additional security layer, and create their own connector. This created unnecessary complexity which slowed them down and added significant ongoing maintenance overhead.

Solution

TriggerMesh Enterprise with Event Transformation simplifies the architecture by removing the orchestrator piece in Salesforce and the Kafka Proxy for Salesforce. Triggermesh reads the Salesforce Platform Events, transforms them into Kafka events, and publishes them directly using the generic Kafka proxy.

Results

The streamlined EDA with TriggerMesh reduced complexity by 50%, significantly speeding up the implementation of new Application Flows between Salesforce and Kafka. The simplified architecture also reduces technical debt and shrinks the attack surface, making the systems even more stable and secure.

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