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Support Multiple Integration Patterns in Your Mobile App Architecture Strategy

Published: 31 March 2015

ID: G00270938

Analyst(s): Anne Thomas , Keith Guttridge , Eric Thoo , Massimo Pezzini

Summary

RESTful, API-based request/reply is the most commonly used pattern for integrating mobile apps with enterprise systems; however, event notification, queuing and data synchronization may also be required. Application architecture managers must determine which one to use and enable multiple patterns.

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  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Focus on Request/Reply as the Primary MAI Pattern
    • Pros
    • Cons
    • Technology Enablers
  • Leverage the Event Notification Pattern to Support Proactive, Asynchronous Messaging
    • Pros
    • Cons
    • Technology Enablers
  • Adopt the Queuing Pattern to Support Occasional Offline Requirements
    • Pros
    • Cons
    • Technology Enablers
  • Use the Data Synchronization Pattern to Enable Extended Offline Mobile Apps
    • Pros
    • Cons
    • Technology Enablers
  • Predispose an Integration Platform Strategy That Can Enable Multiple MAI Patterns

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