Request-Reply vs Asynchronous Integration

Moving on to the next chapter of our blog series, in this article were going to explore the main two types of integrations: asynchronous integration and synchronous integration. Whether you need a fast response of the systems involved or the results to be delivered further in the future; both, request-replay or asynchronous integration, offer their own pros and cons and …

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 …

Data integration and data analytics at the core

Last week we published the first part of our article on omnichannel, which came as a result out of an interview with Duncan Avis, Customer Enterprise Lead at Global KPMG Connected. We said that according to one of the latest KPMG studies, companies successful at omnichannel are also successful at eight core capabilities which imply connecting the front, middle and back …

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. …