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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

omnichannel strategy

Most of the times when you search for omnichannel best practices and how-to’s, you come across dozens and dozens of articles about omnichannel sales, omnichannel marketing, omnichannel experience… which are, no doubt, important topics. But I would argue that they are, metaphorically speaking, merely the end result and not the cause. In other words, it’s not where one should start …