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CNCF Serverless Workflow defines a vendor-neutral, open-source, and fully community-driven ecosystem for defining and running DSL-based workflows that target the Serverless technology domain.

This project is composed of:

CNCF Serverless Workflow is hosted by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) and was approved as a Cloud Native Sandbox level project on July 14, 2020.

CNCF Landscape

Serverless Workflow project falls under the CNCF "App Definition and Development" category.

It is a member project of the CNCF Serverless Working Group.

Open-source workflow runtimes


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Posted by The ASF March 23, 2023 Uncategorized

New generation serverless event middleware for building event-driven applications has graduated to Top-Level Project.

image Wilmington, DE – March 15, 2023 – The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 350 open source projects and initiatives, announced today Apache® EventMesh has graduated from incubation and is now a Top-Level Project (TLP). EventMesh is used in event-driven and serverless architectures to simplify event-driven application development in complex distributed systems.

“We are proud that EventMesh has graduated from the Apache Incubator. We see this is a great milestone for our community and users,” said Eason Chen, Vice President of Apache EventMesh. “Since incubation, we have added 5 new PPMC members and 20 new committers. Under the guidance of our incubator mentors, we learned how to develop our project and build community the Apache Way successfully. Its growing community and industry adoption are a testament to the project’s success and potential for continued growth and impact. We believe this achievement will inspire confidence in end-users, contributors, and potential contributors alike, and it will help to ensure the continued success and growth of the project in the future.“

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EventMesh Overview & Advantages

With EventMesh users can enable seamless, serverless event-driven capabilities for various components and applications using the publish-subscribe pattern. Often known as “EDA plus Serverless” and “Eventing as Infrastructure,” EventMesh provides a highly scalable and reliable eventing infrastructure that efficiently handles high-volume eventing traffic.

EventMesh offers a comprehensive set of features that make it easy to build scalable, reliable, and flexible event-driven applications, including:

Built around the CloudEvents specification: EventMesh provides compatibility with other cloud-based systems and applications, allowing seamless integration. Extensible middleware by connectors: EventMesh is compatible with a wide range of messaging systems and data stores, enabling easy integration with existing systems. Serverless workflow engine: The powerful serverless workflow engine enables users to build scalable, event-driven applications with complex orchestration. Filtering and transformation capabilities: Advanced filtering and transformation capabilities are available, enabling users to selectively route and transform events based on their content and metadata. Easy Function development and framework integration: EventMesh supports a wide range of programming languages and frameworks, making it easy for developers to build event-driven applications and services with their preferred tools. Multi-deployment event delivery: It allows for seamless event delivery between multiple EventMesh deployments, enabling distributed systems to span multiple data centers and cloud providers. “I am very glad to see EventMesh graduate from the Apache incubator and become TLP. EventMesh becomes a representative serverless middleware for building event-driven applications,” said Yanqing Zhong, Director of WeBank OSPO, “Since incubation, EventMesh has attracted more than 260 contributors from around the world. It has always adhered to the Apache Way, created an open, inclusive, and active community, and is still in the process of continuous evolution. Sincerely congratulate EventMesh on getting better and better!”


Download: Docs: GitHub: Contribute: The project continues to grow with more than 260 contributors, enriches the CNCF Cloud Native Landscape, and joins CNCF Serverlessworkflow as workflow runtime, it already supports event store middleware such as RocketMQ, Kafka, Pulsar, RabbitMQ, Redis, Knative, Pravega, etc., and tries to integrate with OpenSergo, OpenFunction, and WASMEdge.


The Apache Incubator is the primary entry path for projects and codebases wishing to become part of the efforts at The Apache Software Foundation. All code donations from external organizations and existing external projects enter the ASF through the Incubator to: 1) ensure all donations are in accordance with the ASF legal standards; and 2) develop new communities that adhere to our guiding principles. Incubation is required of all newly accepted projects until a further review indicates that the infrastructure, communications, and decision-making process have stabilized in a manner consistent with other successful ASF projects. While incubation status is not necessarily a reflection of the completeness or stability of the code, it does indicate that the project has yet to be fully endorsed by the ASF. For more information, visit

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Priya Pradeep

Guangsheng Chen, the founder of Apache EventMesh, has been buzzing since the project was welcomed into the Apache Software Foundation (ASF)’s incubator in February 2021. There’s a growing community supporting work on the open source software — used to decouple the application and backend middleware layer — and induction into the ASF incubator is further welcome lift, writes Priya Pradeep.