This is the sixth blog in a series of 6 blogs about integration 2.0. Did you miss one blog, read the fifth blog Services!
The API- and Event hub may support most of the integration needs. Certain data however may require a specific approach, for instance if the size, speed or format of data requires this, or an external party demands it.
Though Integration 2.0 does not explicitly mention Services or Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) it makes a clear distinction between stateful services -services that maintain specific data – and stateless services that don’t.
The Event and API hub are the central components in the integration landscape: In principle all communication will go through them. Besides loosely coupling EAC-s and processes it connects with other generic IT capabilities (functions) as well, like Master Data Management (MDM), Reference Data Management (RDM), Business Rule Management (BRM), Identity and Access Management (IAM) and Audit and Compliance Management. These all may provide functionality or data required by processes, EAC-s or each other. However, these services and EAC-s themselves are passive components other than publishing events that might be listened to by other components.
This is the second blog in a series of 6 blogs about integration 2.0. Read the first blog Integration 2.0!
These recent developments have urged us to define a new Integration approach, that we call “Integration 2.0”. This approach aims to address the challenges posed by the technical and business developments for the next decade.
Traditional Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) is becoming a commodity. At the same time numerous sources overload us with all kinds of data, and new business models require everything to go faster and better. This cries for new integration approaches. Are YOU ready for Integration 2.0?
Last week I hosted a “Bits & Bites” session on Serverless for my colleagues and some guests. These sessions are centered around some new technology, concepts or functionality (the “Bits” part) that one of us has encountered in his daily work and wants to spread the word. These events are great fun as you get to meet with your colleagues who frequently are working some other project and have dinner together (the “Bites” part) – these kinds of extras make the work fun!
As always, I had prepared way too much material for the hands-on exercises. To the positive side, nobody can claim that they finished early and had to keep themselves busy.