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 …

REST API component - Deutsche Bahn

An overwhelming number of applications use REST API to ensure communication with other applications and services. In fact, we have a REST API of our own and most of our connectors are built on top of certain REST APIs, such as MailChimp, SugarCRM, Salesforce, Magento, and so on. Typically, REST APIs are very fine-granular creatures composed of multiple GET-POST-PUT operations. …

sql server integration

Our usual Feature Alerts are almost exclusively about new or improved features and functionalities of the elastic.io platform. Yet integration components are what makes any integration platform as a service a true magic wand in the hands of integrators. That is why we decided to dedicate one complete Feature Alert to new and updated integration components only. Below you will …

JSONata_With function 2

Last time we gave you a glimpse at JSONata – a new expression and transformation language that makes it possible even for non-coders to create rather complex workflow scenarios, when a certain message needs to be routed to only a specific system based on its content. But we were not going to stop there. The benefits and capabilities of this …