White Papers

White Papers

Real-Time Location Analytics: Use Cases

This white paper will focus on the business benefits of a real-time location analytics solution for large as well as small organizations in any industry. We first explain the concept of real-time location analytics and how organizations can benefit by incorporating such a solution.

Sep, 2017

Digital Transformation Through PSD2 and Open Banking

The European Banking Authority (EBA) took the EU financial markets by storm in 2016 when it mandated that all banks operating in the region must be PSD2 compliant by January 2018. This whitepaper covers how you can leverage PSD2 to Enter the New World of Open Banking, and why WSO2 Open Banking should be your solution of choice.

Sep, 2017

Devices - At the Forefront of Your Digital Transformation Journey

The Internet of Things is already playing a key role in the business world as organizations increasingly look for innovative ways to maintain their competitive edge. This white paper discusses the role of devices in digital transformation and best practices you must follow when picking your device management strategy.

Aug, 2017

Real-time Analytics in Retail: Use Cases

Consumers today have ready and easy access to information on anything, anytime, and anyplace. Likewise, enterprises too have access to large amounts of data that contain customer demographics, usage patterns, and preferences. This white paper will discuss key analytics solutions that will help organizations to manage and derive insights from this data and improve the way they do business.

Aug, 2017

Real-Time Analytics in Banking & Finance: Use Cases

The world of banking & finance is a rich playground for real-time analytics. The ability to correlate, analyze and act on data, such as trading data, market prices, and company updates is imperative to organizations within this industry. This white paper will discuss key analytics solutions that can manage and analyze this data and offer business benefits to organizations within this vertical.

Aug, 2017

The Different Levels of Streaming Analytics: Use Cases

The Gartner report titled ’The Five Levels of Stream Analytics' outlines five maturity levels for streaming analytics, which provide a roadmap for organizations to follow. This white paper discusses how enterprises can implement each of these levels using the WSO2 Analytics Platform to derive value from streaming data.

Jul, 2017

A Pragmatic Approach to Rock Your API Strategy

Your APIs are to your business what a panel and controls are to a car. Most people have no clue about how a car works under the hood, but knows that if you push the accelerator, the car goes faster, and if you apply your brakes, the car will eventually stop. Similarly, things like climate control, blind spot detection, and adaptive cruise control provide a safer and more enjoyable driving experience without you having to worry about how those systems do what they do. Well, that is exactly how good APIs should work! This white paper explains why you need to and how you can adopt an effective API strategy. It demonstrates the most pragmatic way to do this with general insights and real experiences from some of our consultants on the field.

Jun, 2017

Leveraging a Winning API Management Strategy for Digital Transformation

With emerging digital businesses that create novel products and services, digital transformation is key for both established and modern organizations. This paper will analyze industry surveys conducted by independent and reputed establishments that explore the challenges faced when adopting a digital transformation strategy. It will then discuss the aspects an organization must consider when evaluating an API management solution and will examine how WSO2 API Manager can be used to solve their digital transformation needs.

Jun, 2017

Building an API Strategy Using an Enterprise API Marketplace

An API marketplace goes above and beyond simple API management; a marketplace involves the technology, business and human aspects of API management, ensuring the APIs achieve what they were intended for in the first place: the consumption and usage of APIs. This white paper discusses the advantages of building an enterprise API marketplace and the steps for launching an effective enterprise API marketplace.

Jun, 2017

An Iterative Approach to Digital Transformation

There is no finish line in a digital transformation journey. As you adapt to one technology, the need to change to another one is on the horizon. This white paper will look at a pragmatic and repeatable way to plan, build, and deliver innovative ideas with an iterative approach, spanning both technical and non-technical elements of a digital enterprise.

Feb, 2017

A Platform for Digital Transformation

Digital products improve your business prospects in three fundamental ways: New digital services can expand your line of products and services or add value to existing products or services. This white paper looks specifically at fundamental components of the architecture and infrastructure supporting digital transformation.

Feb, 2017

Convergencia soa – api. Estrategia y tácticas

A pesar de que todo el mundo reconoce que la adopción de una Arquitectura Orientada a Servicios (SOA) y las API son los enfoques más apropiados para un gran número de desarrollos y soluciones en sistemas empresariales, las curvas de aprendizaje y adopción pueden ser muy pronunciadas. Para obtener beneficios a nivel corporativo, los equipos TI deben entender los objetivos de negocio, definir la visión adecuada tanto SOA como API, describir cómo se implementarán los objetivos de negocio y las API públicas además de definir las prácticas de gobierno de los servicios.

Jan, 2017

Reduce los costes de infraestructura y aumenta la agilidad con WSO2

La plataforma middleware de WSO2 reduce significativamente el coste de las infraestructuras en comparación con otros proveedores de soluciones y plataformas similares (no en la nube) propietarias y licenciatarias. Con la adopción de la plataforma de middleware WSO2 en tu organización los costes se reducen hasta en un 75% adquiriendo así, una solución completa con una cuarta parte del coste total si lo comparamos con despliegues en plataformas propietarias.

Dec, 2016

Boas Praticas para uma plataforma de Dados Abertos e Transparencia

O tema transparência, lei de acesso à informação, já não é novidade para muitos na esfera e indústria do Governo. Entretanto, ainda é extremamente complexo obter as informações de forma ágil, embora muitos orgãos tenham seus sites e portais, em muitos deles as informações ainda que disponíveis, muitas vezes estão em formatos complexos, com acesso burocrático e ainda pior: Captchas! Para que captchas se o acesso deveria ser estimulado e não restringindo?

Dec, 2016

Uma visão pragmática para sua iniciativa de APIs

A busca por uma estratégia assertiva em expor essas funcionalidades internas nas organizações, de uma forma reutilizável, fácil de consumir por diversas aplicações e gerar receitas com este novo negócio é o que conhecemos como Estratégia de APIs e Economia das APIs. Uma colocação no mercado que conota bem este momento que vivemos é: "se na década de 90 era ruim uma empresa não ter um website, hoje dia é extremamente ruim uma empresa não ter uma API".

Vamos economizar um pouco de histórias e ir direto ao ponto: o que muitas empresas devem buscar em suas iniciativas de APIs?

Dec, 2016

Capacity Planning for Application Design

This white paper attempts to explore the science of this discipline – it will look at the theory of capacity planning, and discuss the important concepts and parameters, and some practical examples.

Nov, 2016

IoT Analytics: Using Big Data to Architect IoT Solutions

A typical IoT system would comprise of sensors that would collect data and transfer them to a gateway, which in turn would send them to a processing system (analytics cloud).This white paper aims to explain the challenges of IoT analytics and will discuss how big data analytics is used to architect IoT solutions.

Nov, 2016

Connected Retail Reference Architecture

This white paper will discuss the importance of creating a connected retail system today and explain how a complete middleware platform can help address these challenges and meet your retail IT requirements. It will discuss a connected retail reference architecture with actual customer use cases.

Nov, 2016

Connect the World: A Definitive Guide For Your Enterprise Architecture Needs

This white paper will focus on how becoming a connected enterprise can help your organization 1) get close to your customers by way of becoming increasingly visible in the customer’s environment; 2) become a viral business by enabling a generative platform that lets users generate new innovations leveraging the power of the platform; and 3) extend your boundaries by providing capabilities and leveraging those that have been offered to your enterprise. It will further explain the key steps an enterprise should take to leverage the benefits of a connected world. The paper also illustrates these benefits with real use cases (connected airplane, connected health, connected car, connected government).

Nov, 2016

A Reference Architecture for Deploying WSO2 Middleware on Kubernetes

Kubernetes is an open source container management system for automating deployment, operations, scaling of containerized applications and creating cluster of containers. It provides advanced platform as a service (PaaS) features, such as container grouping, auto healing, horizontal auto-scaling, DNS management, load balancing, rolling out updates, and resource monitoring, and make container as a service (CaaS).

Nov, 2016

Connected Health Reference Architecture

This white paper explains the benefits of a healthcare ecosystem, and will discuss how enterprise middleware can help industry players overcome key challenges, enabling disparate systems to work together in an interoperable manner.

Nov, 2016

The Business Value of Open Source

Open source software was first conceived as a concept in the late 90s, and had the great merit of being described as a really dangerous idea. Simon Phipps, former president of the Open Source Initiative (OSI), presented a keynote at WSO2Con EU 2015 in which he discussed the business value of open source today.

Nov, 2016

Everything You Need to Know About the WSO2 Analytics Platform

This white paper will discuss how enterprises today leverage batch and real-time, predictive, and interactive analytics to gain valuable information and make business decisions. It will discuss the key requirements of a comprehensive analytics platform and introduce WSO2’s fully open-source, comprehensive analytics platform.

Nov, 2016

Connected Education Reference Architecture

Connected education environments exhibit unique requirements to optimally support research projects, curriculum advancement, and effective learning environments, IT teams rely on a connected education reference architecture that streamlines provisioning, delivers self-service access, federates security, and encourages creative experimentation.

Oct, 2016

Microservices in Practice - Key Achitectural Concepts of an MSA

This whitepaper will focus on the key architectural concepts of a microservice architecture (MSA) and discuss how you can use those concepts in practice.

Oct, 2016

A Reference Architecture for the Internet of Things

This white paper introduces a Reference Architecture for the Internet of Things (IoT): this includes the devices as well as the server-side and cloud architecture required to interact with and manage the devices. The aim of this is to provide architects and developers of IoT projects with an effective starting point that covers the major requirements of IoT projects and systems.

Oct, 2016

WSO2 Rest API Design Guidelines

This white paper provides guidelines, based on proven industry best practices, on how to develop a REST API that reaches Level 2 of the Richardson Maturity Model.

Sep, 2016

Scope Versus Size: a Pragmatic Approach to Microservice Architecture

This white paper will focus on the key fundamentals of microservice architecture (MSA) and how technology has evolved to what it is today. It will also discuss the role of enterprise middleware in building an MSA.

Sep, 2016

Connected Finance Reference Architecture

Customers today want to feel empowered and want to do things on their own, prompting banks to increasingly incorporate the concept of self service for all banking requirements. Customers today are also opting for systems that are socially connected as well as simple and useful.

Sep, 2016

Event-Driven Architecture - The Path to Increased Agility and High Expandability

This white paper will discuss the basic functions of an event-driven architecture (EDA) and explain the key advantages it could potentially offer enterprises across many industries, both for traditional enterprises and for the new Platform-3.0 based connected enterprises.

Sep, 2016

The Value of Connecting Everything to Everything

This eBook will highlight the value of connecting everything to everything and explain this via common use cases in the IoT space.

Jul, 2016

Connected Government - Cloud Enabling Public Services

This white paper looks at the functional and nonfunctional challenges that arise in building an e-Government stack and how an enterprise-ready Platform as a Service can help in solving these challenges.

Dec, 2015

Cloud Implementation Checklist: Avoiding Cloud Lock-in

This paper presents a checklist enumerating some of the important aspects of lock-in that IT professionals would be well advised to consider when making technology selections.

Dec, 2015

Practical SOA for the Solution Architect

This white paper is a retelling of the SOA philosophy in an easily understandable and practically applicable form, independent of the actual tools used to implement it.

Dec, 2015

Selecting a Cloud Platform: A Platform as a Service Scorecard

This whitepaper will help enterprise architects and solution architects evaluate and select PaaS offerings. Use the proposed evaluation framework and quick start roadmap as guides assisting your choice of goals, requirements, key metrics, use cases, and PaaS providers.

Dec, 2015

Promoting Service Reuse Within Your Enterprise and Maximizing SOA Success

API management is a strategic component within your Service Oriented Architecture initiative. Many development teams publish services, yet struggle to create a service architecture that is widely shared, re-used, and adopted across internal development teams. SOA governance programs often fall far short of encouraging consumer adoption, tracking service consumption, and illustrating business value.

Dec, 2015

The Path to Responsive IT

The path to Responsive IT requires moving away from traditional application platforms, traditional team structure, and traditional information flows. Responsive IT teams are adapting their infrastructure, processes and tooling to reinvent the application platform and re-think application delivery. The New IT architecture underlying Responsive IT intelligently incorporates Cloud Platforms, BigData Analytics, Enterprise DevOps, and API-first development.

Dec, 2015

Managing Big Data for the Intelligence Community

This white paper explores the nature of the intelligence Big Data problem, posits an architectural solution that leverages well-vetted and established tools and demonstrates how this solution can be implemented in cost-effective and timely manner through the use of open source software.

Dec, 2015

WSO2 Carbon Product Performance and Deployment Topology Sizing

This white paper aims to provide some insight into WSO2’s Middleware product performance, a capacity planning matrix, capacity planning processes, and how to identify an optimal deployment architecture.

Dec, 2015

Enterprise Integration Patterns with WSO2 ESB

Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) is key to connecting business applications with heterogeneous systems. Over the years, architects of integration solutions have invented their own blend of patterns in a variety of ways. Most of these standards are described in the Enterprise Integration Patterns Catalog. In this whitepaper, you will see how each pattern in the patterns catalog can be simulated using various constructs in WSO2 ESB.

Dec, 2015

SOA Solutions & Middleware Testing

This white paper discusses how to test solutions built using SOA. This is also known as Beta testing, which usually involves live data. Brief descriptions on test planning and designing is provided along with other important testing tools such as debugging and monitoring tools.

Dec, 2015

Application Services Governance: Automate IT Best Practices and Enforce Effective and Safe Application Service Delivery

Application Services Governance is a mechanism to achieve business agility, build a responsive IT organization, and optimize IT effectiveness. Effective governance automates IT best practices, improves service levels, and facilitates safe, rapid iterations. Governance facilitates safe and rapid change by mitigating risks and reducing uncertainty when teams evolve IT systems. When enhancing governance effectiveness, successful teams smartly remixes IT skills, tooling, and processes; development and operation teams adopt agile processes, introduce automation tooling, and streamline collaboration.

Dec, 2015

Building an Ecosystem for API Security

Enterprise API adoption has gone beyond predictions. APIs have become the ‘coolest’ way of exposing business functionalities to the outside world. Both your public and private APIs need to be protected, monitored, and managed. This white paper focuses on API security. There are many options available that could be very confusing. When should you select one over another is a question that frequently comes up – and you need to cautiously identify and isolate the tradeoffs.

Dec, 2015

SOA and API Convergence Strategy and Tactics

SOA is a design discipline that focuses on implementing shared functionality as reusable services. A core SOA principle is to maintain a clean separation of concerns between services implementing shared functionality and applications that consume them. This design approach enables any type of application to consume the service. It hides implementation details from the consuming applications, and enables more flexibility and adaptability in the systems.

Dec, 2015

In Memory Computing Landscape its Role and Advantages

This white paper introduces in-memory computing, discusses how it can be an effective solution in solving some key problems and how it can be carried out via the WSO2 platform.

Dec, 2015

Understanding Mobility and its Challenges and Managing These in the 'Mobile First' Era

This white paper will help you become more aware of the threats with mobility and discuss ways you could prevent and manage these, enabling you to keep pace with a fast-moving world.

Dec, 2015

From Shadow IT to Empowered IT - Unshackling Your Developer’s Creativity

The paper will examine how an enterprise can overcome the challenges of shadow IT initiatives and take advantage of cloud-enabled application life-cycle management (ALM) frameworks to manage, govern, and empower IT teams.

Dec, 2015

From Red Hat to WSO2: How to Move from a Disparate Red Hat Middleware Environment to a Fully-Integrated Open Source WSO2 Platform

This whitepaper, authored by Yenlo, will explain the key components in building a solid foundation for your connected business. It will also explain what needs to be done if you specifically migrate from a Red Hat JBoss environment to a fully integrated WSO2 platform.

Dec, 2015

The Evolution of Integration: A Comprehensive Platform for a Connected Business

This white paper will discuss the evolution and future of enterprise integration and how the WSO2 integration platform meet the needs of enterprise integration in a cost-effective and timely manner.

Dec, 2015

Mitra Innovation Leverages WSO2's Open Source Middleware to Build BIM Exchange Platform

This white paper aims to provide a complete understanding of BIM Exchange platform developed by Mitra Innovation. Building Information Modeling (BIM), is now becoming a standard, adopted by many companies in the AEC industry. Software vendors are in the process of enabling BIM compatibility into their software to support standards demanded by companies and regularities. While many stakeholders involved in a large BIM project exchanging information, lack of integration, governance and visibility of information could lead to many complexities. To address these issues, Mitra Innovation has developed a lightweight, robust, scalable and extendable platform called BIM Exchange using open source products.

Dec, 2015

API Management Platform Technical Evaluation Framework

This white paper will describe innovative digital business goals, outline transformative API oriented IT initiatives, and present API Management platform requirement categories.

Dec, 2015

Big Data Analytics In Sports - Introducing Football's New 12th Man

This white paper will look at why data analytics is important in football, and for that matter in any sport, along with the case for data analytics. It will also discuss the details of a solution and explain the features such a solution or technology can provide. Moreover, the paper will also take you through how this can be achieved with a technology stack that supports big data analytics.

Dec, 2015

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