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Introduction

Tactical integration capabilities are of great importance in digital business initiatives. 2016 will be see major changes in the way integration capabilities are combined and used to cater for greater agility at a lower cost of ownership.

Highlights

  • iPaaS is firmly placed as a key enabler to agile hybrid integration. Development and adoption of middleware-as-a-service suites will continue to rise.
  • While IoT middleware follows a cloud-centric evolution, cloud-based B2B integration services will gain prominence. API-led tactical integration will play an important role in digital business initiatives.

Features and Benefits

  • Understand which integration approaches enterprises should consider for meeting the requirements of digital transformation, rapid hybrid integration, and IoT initiatives.
  • Understand how enterprises can use agile approaches to integration to fill gaps in existing integration capabilities and overcome the limitations of traditional middleware.

Key questions answered

  • Which integration approaches should enterprises consider for meeting the requirements of digital transformation, rapid hybrid integration, and IoT initiatives?
  • How can enterprises use agile approaches to integration to fill gaps in existing integration capabilities and overcome the limitations of traditional middleware?

Table of contents

Summary

  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages
  • Recommendations

Business trends and technology enablers

  • Major trends in the global middleware market

iPaaS is firmly placed as a key enabler to agile hybrid integration

  • Integration infrastructure rationalization and modernization will be a recurring theme
  • The need for agile hybrid integration will drive co-existence of iPaaS with on-premise middleware
  • iPaaS will proliferate with addition of API management and data-centric services

Development and adoption of middleware-as-a-service suites will continue to rise

  • “Enterprise integration-as-a-service” is emerging as a cohesive middleware stack in the cloud
  • Increasing competition in “middleware-as-a-service” space will drive acquisitions and major changes in product strategy

Interest in microservices architecture will drive emergence of lightweight API management

  • API management will be increasingly used as middleware for microservice orchestration and management

IoT middleware will follow a cloud-centric evolution

  • IoT calls for a diverse mix of integration capabilities
  • Cloud-based IoT and integration platforms have lowered barriers to experimentation and enterprise adoption

API-led tactical integration will play an important role in digital business initiatives

  • “x+API” is the new mantra for innovation
  • Time to think of APIs as flexible interfaces to digital services

Cloud-based B2B integration services will gain prominence

  • The need for greater agility and better engagement will drive adoption of cloud-based B2B integration services

Appendix

  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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