From the Editor

Integrate for Value

Integration puts enterprise technology to work.

By Tom Haunert

July/August 2017

Enterprise integration technology is about—among other things—combining the old and the new, connecting the local and the cloud, and keeping if not improving on the user experience.

Being able to combine on-premises data and technology with newer data in the cloud delivers value for both the old and new technology investments. Using cloud integration services to connect multiple third-party cloud services and deliver real-time integrated data and transaction support allows organizations to build their own apps—including mobile apps—based on the integrated services and data. Companies can also expose those same cloud service integrations to their users in third-party software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications.

Oracle Magazine’s July/August 2017 cover feature, “Great Integrations,” describes the integration journeys of three organizations using Oracle technology, including Oracle Integration Cloud, to combine third-party datasources and applications, connect on-premises systems and cloud services, and deliver real-time results in mobile apps (built with Oracle Mobile Cloud Service) and in SaaS applications from multiple vendors.

Also in this issue, “Analytics for Business” describes how organizations are using the features and capabilities of Oracle Analytics Cloud to combine datasources and front-office and back-office systems to enable both IT and business users to do their own analytics.


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Tom Haunert, Editor in Chief
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