By Bruce Tierney on Oct 16, 2013
If you think you missed the most recent Integration Developer News (IDN) "SOA Summit" 2013...good news, you didn't.
At least not the replay of the Oracle session titled:
Simplifying Cloud/On-Premises Integration
As you will see in the reply below, this session introduces
Three common reasons for integration complexity:
- Disparate Toolkits
- Lack of API Management
- Rigid, Brittle Infrastructure
and then the
Three solutions to these challenges:
- Unify Cloud On-premises Integration
- Enable Multi-channel Development with API Management
- Plan for the Unexpected - Future Readiness
The last solution on future readiness describes how you can transition from being reactive to new trends, such as the Internet of Things (IoT), by modifying your integration strategy to enable business agility and how to recognize trends through Fast Data event processing ahead of your competition.
Oracle SOA Suite customer SFpark's (San Francisco Metropolitan Transit Authority) implementation with API Management is covered as shown in the screenshot to the right
This case study covers the core areas of API Management for partners to build their own applications by leveraging parking availability and real-time pricing as well as mobile enablement of data integrated by SOA Suite underneath. Download the free SFpark app from the Apple and Android app stores to check it out.
When looking into the future, the discussion starts with a historical look to better prepare for what comes next. As shown in the image below, one of the next frontiers after mobile and cloud integration is a deeper level of direct "enterprise to customer" interaction. Much of this relates to the Internet of Things. Examples of IoT from the perspective of SOA and integration is also covered in the session.
For example, early adopter Turkcell and their tracking of mobile phone users as they move from point A to B to C is shown in the image the right. As you look into more "smart services" such as Location-Based Services, how "future ready" is your application infrastructure?
Check out the replay by clicking the video image below to learn about these three challenges and solution including how to "future ready" your application infrastructure: