Cloud adoption increases the complexity of application integration, offering options from custom code to ESBs and iPaaS. Technical professionals integrating SaaS, cloud-hosted and on-premises applications must balance the needs of individual integrations against those of the entire portfolio.
- Integration Connection Approaches
- Integration Assessment Criteria
- Use Cases for Application Integration
- A Hybrid Integration Platform Is a Capabilities Framework, Not a Product
- The More You Create, the More You Must Monitor, Maintain and Manage
- Use Point-to-Point Integrations With Caution
- Security Must Be a First-Class Consideration
- Logical Application Integration Flow Use Cases
- One-Time Move of Application Data
- One-Way Synchronization of Application Data
- Two-Way Synchronization
- On-Demand Data
- On-Demand Functionality
- Assessment Criteria
- Ability to Adapt
- Ability to Monitor
- Ability to Reuse
- Ability to Update
- Security and Data Governance
- Support for Ad Hoc Integrators
- Support for Mediation
- Support for Reliable Communications
- Integration Approaches
- Direct Integration Using SaaS Vendor Tooling
- Direct Integration Using Custom Code
- Mediated Integration Using an Enterprise Service Bus
- Mediated Integration Using Integration Platform as a Service
- Mediated Integration Using fPaaS
- Supply Your Organization With Multiple Integration Tools
- Match the Solution to the Needs of the Integration
- Design Security Into Your Integrations
- Capture Integration Artifacts to Aid Discovery, Troubleshooting, Updates and Reuse
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