Information Technology

Gartner Glossary

Composite Application

A composite application orchestrates independently developed programs, data and devices to deliver a new solution that none of the previously available applications could deliver on its own. Each resource accessed by a composite application uses a different data model. In most cases, the composite application supports user interactions beyond those provided by the leveraged applications. In other cases, a composite application may act as a service. Some composite applications are built by leveraging other composite applications.

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