Enterprise Application Integration Trends In 2019
22 Apr. 2019 Software Development
Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) is emerging as the mission-critical solution for modern businesses today. It involves the use of tools and methods aimed at optimization and modernization of computer applications within an organization. In a typical enterprise, whether large, medium, or small, the EAI accounts for 35% of the overall spending on application design development and maintenance, as stated by various reports. Businesses of the 21st century require out of the box connectivity, with a wide range of applications that have smart data mapping.
Significantly, both cloud and hybrid-based integrations are redefining the dynamics that are challenging the market status quo as part of the latest trends in application integration. According to a recent market insight report, EAI will be valued at USD 17.37 billion by 2023 at a CAGR of 9.07%. Therefore, to keep up, businesses of today are seeking ways and means to unify their enterprise level applications and supports data exchange.
Read on as through this blog; we aim to highlight the top trends that will redefine enterprise application integration.
- Migration To Cloud-Based Solutions:
All new applications use the Microservice architecture and are usually deployed to on-premise data centers or private clouds. The Microservice architecture allows data sharing between on-cloud and on-premise data centers. However, this free flow of information can be a challenge due to different architectures. It is one of the few reasons why many companies are switching to Cloud-Based Integrated Solutions from on-premise models. The competitive pricing, proper maintenance, and faster connectivity while running multiple applications makes cloud storage a more feasible option.
- Diverse Workflow Solutions:
Businesses often involve different software working in varying frameworks that are not compatible with one another. Software such as ERP systems, CRM applications, Supply Chain Management Applications, BI Applications, Payroll, and HR Systems cannot communicate with each other to share data due to their different frameworks. Hence, the automation of simple tasks becomes difficult. As part of emerging application integration trends, EAI helps to introduce a middleware framework that allows open and secure sharing of data between all such heterogeneous applications and legacy devices.
A rising workforce coupled with the struggle for office space and a limited budget for devices had given rise to the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) culture. This culture encourages employees to bring their own devices and access applications on the company cloud server via a secure channel provided by the company. BYOD policies help the employees to work remotely without any device limitation. It also helps companies be more cost-effective when it comes to real estate. The proliferation rate of BYOD in corporate technology infrastructure is expected to double in the years to come.
- Data Centric Integration:
Companies have realized that data from all the complicated applications used in an enterprise are most valuable today. So instead of focusing on legacy iPaaS Solutions that have a point to point integration technique, organizations are focusing more on dPaas(Data Platform as a Service).
dPaaS solutions help in data integration and data management by rescuing data from the confines of all the applications involved. EAI will continue to incorporate data integration thus creating a more useful centralized platform.
- Real-Time Application Integration:
IoT devices, Mobile applications, wearable devices use APIs to interact with other applications and systems. With real-time API-driven integration, we can make API centric apps that monitor heartbeat, location, speed, and other parameters on the go. Real-time application integration does not just mean data flow between apps in real time but also data synchronization across various platforms like PCs, laptops and other handheld devices.
To conclude, listed above are some of the EAI trends that we will continue to witness throughout 2019-20 and beyond. Companies of today are held together by multiple disruptive technologies. However, that does not mean that the future of business is complicated, time-consuming or will require an infinite amount of resources. Smart implementation of the latest trends in enterprise application integration will help us integrate all these applications to form a robust organization.