This week Maneesh Joshi from SnapLogic posted an article on Wired Insights called: Why Buses Don’t Fly in the Cloud: Thoughts on ESBs. It’s a pretty deep post, summarizing the vision of a services oriented architecture (SOA) and why the concept of the enterprise service bus (ESB) has reached its limits in the era of Social, Mobile, Analytics, Cloud and the internet of Things (SMACT). Here are a few snippets:
“Long implementation cycles, inability to absorb change, and high costs have made it difficult for these ESB solutions to keep up with fast evolving business requirements and often resulted in unmet expectations.”
“The ESB as an agile integration layer has been exposed as the long pole in project plans and customers are looking for alternatives.”
“On-premise ESBs or cloud integration platforms that are natively XML-based but apply translations to JSON at its extremities to keep up are going to fall short in the world of SMAC.”
“REST and JSON together are increasingly replacing SOAP and XML, making ESBs less relevant in today’s enterprise SMAC architecture.”
“Sticking with legacy technologies such as ESBs will only hamstring organizations from innovating rapidly and capitalizing on emerging opportunities.”
Do you agree? Do you see integration platform as a service (iPaaS) as complementary or a long-term replacement of the ESB as more and more of the applications and platforms are delivered in the cloud?
Got SaaS? Salesforce? ServiceNow? Workday? Zuora? Amazon Redshift?
What about on-premises apps? SAP? Oracle? Microsoft Dynamics?
Don’t forget social media, big data, identity management, online storage and cloud analytics solutions…
I summarized 5 signs you need to re-think your cloud integration strategy on the SnapLogic blog today. Here’s an overview:
Check out this chalk-talk series with the head of engineering at SnapLogic talking about application and data integration delivered as a cloud service (aka iPaaS):
Going Beyond Point-to-Point Cloud Integration
SnapLogic Integration Cloud Architecture in Review
The series of whiteboard presentations is posted on the SnapLogic blog.
I heard a story today on NPR about young blood reversing heart decline in old mice (the Radiolab podcast is here). Naturally I made the connection to the need for established high-tech companies to inject new thinking, approaches (and blood) in order to remain relevant in the era of SMACT (Social, Mobile, Analytics, Cloud and the Internet of Things). For technology companies trying to Escape Velocity, it’s not just about the old business models and ways of operating vs. the new; it’s about fast vs. slow. It’s about having the vision to skate to where the puck is going early and being nimble and agile enough to make the necessary course corrections.
IDC sees 2014 as a pivotal year for cannibalization as the 2nd platform vendors attempt to adapt and remain relevant. I always enjoy the annual summary of IDC’s technology predictions by Frank Gens. Here it is:
When it comes to cloud integration, I’ve shared some thoughts on the Integrator’s Dilemma here.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 15,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 6 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
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Tags: Application programming interface, Cloud integration, Cloud-based integration, Data warehouse, snaplogic
Maneesh Joshi from SnapLogic shared his 2014 cloud integration predictions last week. They are:
- iPaaS makes ESBs obsolete
- API management and iPaaS jointly displace Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) in enterprise IT
- IT dinosaurs face extinction; the citizen developer emerges
- Digital Marketing platforms take over the world
- The rise of the cloud data warehouse
Here’s a powerpoint overview:
cloud computing , cloud integration , Salesforce integration , Salesforce.com
Tags: #df13, Cloud integration, Dreamforce 2013, Internet of Customers, Jeff Kaplan, Marc Benioff, SaaS Integration, Salesforce.com, snaplogic, THINKstrategies
Here’s a quick interview I did with Matt Childs from Vidcaster on the show floor at Dreamforce 2013:
Last week I interviewed Jeff Kaplan from THINKstrategies to get his views on the conference and what was announced. Some of the highlights are here. The slides we reviewed are below.
According to Gaurav Dhillon, CEO of SnapLogic, there’s not just an Innovator’s Dilemma hitting legacy technology vendors, there’s an Integrator’s Dilemma that the customers of traditional middleware and data integration providers are struggling with in the face of the today’s industry mega-trends. As he states:
“The dilemma for enterprise IT organizations is that their legacy integration technologies were built before the era of big data, social, mobile and cloud computing and simply can’t keep up.”
Here’s a video of Gaurav talking about the Integrator’s Dilemma:
In this video, SnapLogic CEO (and co-founder of Informatica) Gaurav Dhillon talks about the mission of his company and what’s changed in the data integration market.
I recently delivered a presentation for an online conference called Cloud-Con, which focused on Cloud Integration and Web API Management. My session introduced Informatica’s new virtual data machine called Vibe, reviewed the primary cloud integration and data management challenges and introduced Informatica Cloud. I also touched upon the concepts of Lean Integration outlined ways to consider establishing an integration competency center (ICC). Here is the presentation with the embedded video.