Hatteras is a business events subscription engine which makes up one component of the Fogcutter Suite. It works with Quoddy to provide the ability for users to create subscriptions to business events on the organization's ESB infrastructure. It connects to Quoddy, downloads all defined subscriptions, then listens for matching messages. Messages which match a subscription are persisted to an XML database, and Hatteras then sends a notification to Quoddy which creates a subscription item record which can be rendered in the user's stream. Quoddy and Hatteras thereby provide seamless access to important business events, alongside other import pieces of content the user has selected.