The first phase of the integration journey began with a single pattern: file transfer along with import and export capabilities. Our main challenge here was security. With the second phase came a huge increase in complexity from application to application forcing us to diversify the integration patterns and choose between almost 50 integration patterns described in a famous book. In this case, the primary concerns surrounded the connectors, the monitoring, and near real time in addition to security.
Now, the 3rd phase has started to support complexity coming from cloud, APIs, dynamic integration and its corollary citizen integrator, mixing data and application integration, and IoT which requires help to build data context and real time. The complexity stemming from devOps, volume, and additional security threats is increasing to the point that strategically sound choices like ESB and EAI from a decade ago should be renewed while facing some of the newly discovered limitations.
Register for this webinar featuring Henry Peyret, Principal Analyst at Forrester, to discuss the renewed challenges for integration, changing vendor landscape, and recommendations to solve your integration complexity.