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  • How iPaaS overcomes the challenges of SOA and APIs

    March 13, 2019 

    Getting software applications inside and outside the enterprise to integrate with each other and transfer data properly has been through many phases. Starting with manual data exchange (i.e. re-typing), and then moving to flat files, […]

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  • What is the next data challenge – Using IoT data

    March 13, 2019 

    If you thought big data was a data integration challenge, just wait for the Internet of Things (IoT). Depending on who you listen to, there will be between 25 and 50 billion connected devices by […]

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  • iPaaS integration platform-as-a-service – an update

    March 13, 2019 

    iPaaS (integration platform-as-a-service) was a term first coined by Gartner in 2011(Core Research Note G00210747), and later clarified in a January 2014 ‘Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service‘ report. It was defined […]

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  • EDI is not the modern solution for B2B integration. So what is?

    March 10, 2019 

    EDI software is an outdated technology for B2B transactions. Modern integration platforms offer a less costly, more flexible and more scalable solution. With the growth of e-commerce and electronic trading between businesses, B2B networks must be re-architected.

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  • Why your service might not need queues – ours didn’t

    November 6, 2018 

    How we started with queues Recently we stopped using queues altogether inside the Flowgear platform. This is how we ended up there. Message queues enable software components to communicate with each other. When we built […]

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  • Microservices vs SOA

    July 2, 2018 

    Back in the early growth days of the Internet, the late 1990s, developers were realizing that the existing client-server architecture wasn’t suitable for a web-oriented world, and so service-oriented architecture (SOA) was developed. SOA generated […]

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  • How to use integration to reduce technical debt

    April 23, 2018 

    What is technical debt? Technical debt arises as a result of taking development shortcuts instead of doing a more thorough, usually longer, job. Like financial debt, the longer you leave paying it off, the more […]

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  • What’s so important about software integration?

    March 14, 2018 

    There is a constant stream of articles in the technical media about software integration – general application integration, integration of cloud apps, ERP integration, or a combination of them. Why does this issue keep getting […]

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  • How to overcome the challenge of integrating SaaS software

    February 19, 2018 

    Software as a service (SaaS), a cloud-based model for running software, is growing fast according to Gartner – in excess of 20% in 2017. For SaaS vendors that’s good news, and for SaaS users that means there is […]

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  • Attention citizen integrators! How to access data from an API without coding

    November 28, 2017 

    In 2014, Massimo Pezzini of the Gartner group coined the term “citizen integrator” to describe business users who can create integrations between applications using development environments that the IT department provides. He commented: IT leaders […]

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