A year of event-sourcing - 2018 in reflection

I’ve been using event-sourcing architectures for about a decade and yet I always find it more difficult than it should be to set up an event-sourcing infrastructure for a new project. After years of frustration with (un)available tools for event-sourcing, in 2017 I decided to make a go at making event-sourcing more accessible to small teams.

I started building out a cloud-based, fully managed, event-sourcing platform that would be easy to use, easy to learn, and easy to maintain. I called it Persistr, because it persists data forever.

2018 turned out to be a real marquee year for Persistr. Here are some highlights:

  • Persistr platform was launched into production. However, we’re limiting its use to customers by invite-only, while we continue working on scaling it out.

  • Launched our very own fully-automated Persistr Status Page, providing real-time API latency metrics and incident reports.

  • Stabilized and launched the Persistr REST API.

  • Launched Persistr CLI, the command-line interface for managing Persistr databases. The CLI accomplishes my vision for easy do-it-yourself provisioning of databases. It also provides convenient stream inspection, historical and real-time, useful for debugging.

  • Launched Persistr Docs, our online documentation platform. Currently, it provides documentation for Persistr CLI.

  • Similarly, launched the Persistr JavaScript libraries for Node.js and web browsers. I am particularly happy with how these turned out, as they make event-sourcing incredibly easy.

  • Launched Persistr Console, a web application to visually browse events stored in your database.

  • Introduced an early preview of Persistr Domain Model, a way to define your data models without writing code.

Looking forward to an equally great 2019.

Happy New Year!

Have any questions or comments about this post? Email me at sasha@persistr.com

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