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Integration is the lifeblood of today's digital economy. This report outlines four key trends that will shape enterprise integration agendas and middleware vendor product strategies in 2018 and beyond, looking at iPaaS, API platforms, MWaaS suites, and cloud-based B2B integration services.


  • MWaaS has entered mainstream enterprise adoption and is significantly disrupting the old guard of legacy, heavyweight middleware platforms.
  • iPaaS and API platforms are the fastest-growing middleware market segments.
  • Self-service and API-led integration are key themes for the next phase of iPaaS evolution.

Features and Benefits

  • Outlines key market trends for iPaaS, API platforms, broader MWaaS suites, and cloud-based B2B integration services.
  • Understand how MWaaS suites can be used to achieve rapid hybrid integration with a lower cost of ownership.
  • Gain insights into key factors driving adoption of cloud-based B2B integration services and actionable analytics for supply chain optimization.

Key questions answered

  • What has led to the rise of MWaaS adoption?
  • What are the key benefits of using iPaaS and API platforms for rapid hybrid integration?
  • What factors are driving adoption of cloud-based B2B integration services?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages


  • Recommendations for enterprises
  • Recommendations for vendors

Self-service and API-led integration offered via iPaaS will further simplify cloud integration

  • Self-service and API-led integration are key themes for the next phase of iPaaS evolution

MWaaS suites will grow as a foundation for rapid hybrid integration

  • The rise of a comprehensive middleware stack in the cloud

Beyond API management, API platforms will gain traction for enterprise API and hybrid integration initiatives

  • Good API design principles are more important than ever
  • apiPaaS fosters implementation of good API design principles

B2B integration modernization via cloud services and actionable insights will be a recurring theme

  • Achieving greater agility with cloud-based B2B integration services
  • Digitalization is driving the need for supply chain optimization via actionable insights


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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