Software-defined Integration

Have you ever heard about software-defined integration? Chances are you haven’t, and you are by far not in the minority. This term and the phenomenon that is described by the term are quite new. Even though you find some entries on the Internet, most of them use the term as a catchy phrase, but in reality talk about software-defined networking. …

Integration middleware as instrument for redesigning a unified telecommunications tool

When IT folks hear the term ‘integration middleware’, they usually think about a tool that works somewhere deep in the background, pushing data back and forth to support business processes. But what if an integration middleware is used as an instrument to build an entirely new product or increase added value of an existing one? Just last month we showcased this trend in our …

Message Exchange Patterns in Application Integration

When it comes to application integration, there are various ways to exchange data between them. One that stands out is using their APIs (as long as they are provided) to extract or receive information, either in real time or in batches. Depending on the business needs, different message exchange patterns are applied, and in this article, we would like to list the …

feature-alert-august-2016

Despite August being one of the hottest summer months, we were busy building nice new features. Our goal was to give user a better visibility of the status of integration workflows, more transparency on containers and scheduling, and faster feedback to user actions. In other words, we wanted to deliver you a better user experience. And so here is the …

Rising popularity of self-service approach, first case data integration

Self-service approach is getting increasingly widely accepted in different IT areas. It is also quite a broad topic in itself, and we’ve already touched upon it in one of our recent articles on system integrators, namely The Impact of Digitization on Traditional System Integrators’ Business Model. In this blog post I would like to give it another perspective, namely from …

Feature alert May-June 2016

We’ve kinda got carried away by our latest cool feature Organizations, so we skipped the May Feature Alert in June. Consider this one a combination of May and June feature alerts;-) Soooo, we indicated last time that we are going to release a Grand Feature that would include common billing, tasks sharing, components sharing, credentials sharing and role-based access control …

Platforms as Business Models

Platforms are changing the world It doesn’t matter if it involves the exchange of physical goods (e.g. eBay and Etsy), virtual goods (e.g. Youtube and Facebook) or standardized services (e.g. Uber and Airbnb). Never in the history has there been such a rapid growth of companies which core is a platform model. In his fantastic book Platform Scale, Sangeet Paul …

ESB vs. iPaaS

Recently, I came across a statement that ESB, as opposed to iPaaS, was developed for access administration to obsolete, legacy systems (by definition on-premise ones). Indeed, the term ‘enterprise service bus’ allegedly made its appearance in 2002, while cloud computing basically arrived together with Salesforce in 1999, or so they say. So, it might seem as if ESB was indeed …

When IoT Integration Projects Meet iPaaS

In my last article, I indicated that an iPaaS (integration platform as a service) can be a good fit for IoT-related integration projects based on the fact that most IoT services have an API. While I continue holding to this position, there is another perspective on the connection between IoT and iPaaS uttered by Gartner in their research note “IoT …

Blog post_Shadow IT

Thanks to the cloud computing, the ever-growing number of cloud-based services and products and changes in pricing models (subscription-based and pay-per-use models), it became considerably easier to buy software, which meant it’s growing accessibility. This is sometimes called democratization of IT: Software applications are considerably easier and quicker to access than before.