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

Software Architect, WSO2

Today, successful enterprises rely heavily on underlying software applications. To meet prevalent diverse business requirements, enterprises have to pick and choose different software applications that have been created with disparate technologies and built by different vendors. When the enterprise needs to fulfil a given set of business requirements, most often they have to make these disparate software applications work together to produce a unified set of functionality. The task of plumbing different software applications and forming new software solutions is referred to as ‘enterprise integration’.

Enterprises often encounter many challenges when dealing with applications built by varied vendors; one of the most difficult, yet common problems is that some of these applications are based on proprietary standards and others built with open standards. These challenges can be addressed with the use of architectural styles and enterprise integration technologies that lie within a comprehensive integration platform

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