Gartner Research

Five Questions to Ask Integration Technology Providers About Application and Data Integration Convergence

Published: 22 October 2015

ID: G00279079

Analyst(s): Keith Guttridge, Eric Thoo

Summary

The challenges emerging from digital business, and demand for greater agility, are forcing changes to integration approaches. Integration leaders can assess technology providers using five key perspectives to understand their roles and value for modern integration projects.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Does a Provider Understand Where It Fits in the Span of Application and Data Integration, and Your Use Cases?
  • Does the Provider Acknowledge What It Excels in, What Capabilities It Doesn't Have, and That You May Not Want It All?
  • Do the Provider's Application and Data Integration Capabilities Come as a Unified Product Set?
  • Is the Provider's Platform Interoperable? Can It Work Together With Other Integration Tooling?
  • Does the Provider Understand That Technology Alone Will Not Converge the Two Integration Disciplines?
  • Watch for Technology Shifts as Emerging Integration Platforms Augment the Convergence of Integration Disciplines

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