Gartner Research

Choosing Application Integration Platform Technology

Published: 05 July 2019

ID: G00383317

Analyst(s): Gary Olliffe , Matt Brasier


Integration requirements and technology are more diverse than ever. Application technical professionals responsible for integration architecture should use this comparison to select the right combination of technologies, including iPaaS, ESB and API management, for their integration workloads.

Table Of Contents


  • Integration Technology Selection Criteria


  • A Hybrid Integration Platform Is a Box of Tools, Not a Multitool
    • Integration Maturity Drives Technology Selection
  • The Comparison Criteria
    • Implementation Criteria
    • Operational Criteria
  • The Technologies Assessed
    • Traditional Platform ESB
    • iPaaS
    • Distributed Integration Platform
    • Integration Frameworks
    • API Management


  • Traditional Platform ESB Scenarios
  • iPaaS Scenarios
  • Distributed Integration Platform Scenarios
  • Integration Framework Scenarios
  • API Management Scenarios

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