8 Reasons Why Your Legacy Data Integration Plan Must Change

InfoQ-LogoIt’s great to see more and more discussion about the need to re-think your enterprise integration strategy. This week, I participated in an InfoQ Virtual Panel: The Current State of Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS). The key takeaways were:

  • iPaaS is no longer just about integration occurring in the cloud. iPaaS takes advantage of inherent cloud platform capabilities such as dynamic scale, containers, resource management and self-service.
  • SaaS connectors are still relevant and a preferred approach over direct API calls for productivity, simplicity, abstraction and security reasons.
    SOAP, once largely entrenched in ESBs and Integration Brokers, has given way to REST and JSON in iPaaS.
  • The future of iPaaS is connecting and enabling other high value business outcomes related to analytics, machine learning and big data.
  • Digital transformation is a driver for organizations to move from traditional on-premises middleware to iPaaS in order to drive down costs and increase velocity.”

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CIOs Must Shake Up Their Integration Strategy to Enable Digital Transformation

Gartner_integration_iPaaSLast week Gartner published a new report called CIO Call to Action: Shake Up Your Integration Strategy to Enable Digital Transformation. In a summary of the report on LinkedIn, Gartner VP and Fellow Massimo Pezzini concludes:

“A move toward do-it-yourself, self-service pervasive integration carried out by specialists and nonspecialists – including LoB developers, SaaS administrators, data analysts and business users – is imperative to support strategies such as digital business, bimodal IT, post-modern ERP and analytics.”

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