Handling integration errors

As we mentioned at the very beginning of our blog series, all integration problems essentially fall into two large categories: the problems that have to do with the technical mechanics of integration and the problems that concern the correct application of business rules. There are, however, certain types of problems that originate in both. In this article, which is closing …

Data Integration Best Practices - Data transformation

So far, we have addressed only the problems that concern the pure technical mechanics of integration. Now it’s time to review the challenges that are related to the correct application of business rules. These are, as we stated in the first article of our blog series, typically of higher level in nature and answer the question of “What?”. And the …

Data duplication and ID linking

Let us first make it clear what ID linking is about and what it has to do with data duplication. To do that, let’s take CRM systems as an example. It is likely there are more than one person in a system who share the same first and last names. And it is inevitable that sometimes, some pieces of information …

Three mechanisms to detect data changes

In the previous article of our series Data Integration Best Practices, we defined that all problems related to data integration can be essentially broken down into two large categories: The ones that have something to do with technical mechanics and the ones that are connected to business rules. In the second article of this series, we will review one of …

Data integration best practices

The topic of data and application integration has such a wide coverage that there seemingly should be no questions left. And yet every now and then, we come across certain questions both from the IT people and the business users. So, we decided to answer the most frequently asked questions in our new blog series on data integration best practices. …

The link between integration, digital business strategy and new digital technologies

When we got the results of the trend study “Cloud Integration Excellence”, which was carried out in summer 2018 by the German IT research company Crisp Research on behalf of Deutsche Telekom, the Open Integration Hub project and us, elastic.io, it was, on the one hand, reassuring to see that the trends in SaaS application and data integration are going …

webhook security

While we are still working on a few major UX / UI enhancements of the elastic.io dashboard, we actually have some news on the non-UI side of our platform we’d like to share. The short version – it’s about giving you more options to webhook security . The long version… well. Secure your webhooks your favourite way If you’re using …

Docker and NodeJS as PID 1 on Kubernetes, Mesosphere and Co

At elastic.io, we are using the ideology “one process per Docker container“. Surely, we apply this ideology for running integration components as well. So, each of our integration components is actually one process inside of one Docker container, and each of these Docker containers is running on Mesosphere and Kubernetes. Recently, though we had been having some unexplainable issues with …

Integration flows versioning feature on elastic.io iPaaS

It’s been quite a while since we issued our last feature alert, but we wanted to wait until we finished this one special new feature. Now it is high time we introduce you to the integration flows versioning. Changing integration flows has become fail-safe Up until now, there have been a few ways to introduce changes in an active integration flow …