Hybrid Integration is the latest advancement in integration, and companies must effectively establish the platform so that they can keep up with the current pace for their development. As per Gartner’s prediction, a majority of organizations will have established the hybrid integration platform by 2022.
This lucid guide will explain about HIP and important techniques for its implementation. An approach is to be followed for the effective implementation of the HIP. Have a look at the following factors to gain insight.
About Hybrid Integration Platform
Creating the framework, Gartner presented essential dimensions for system integration. The dimensions for system integration are constituents, models (made for deployment), integration models (made for integration) and endpoints. Have a look at the following factors for in-depth knowledge of dimensions, i.e., what they are.
Constituents are shareholders or part of integration projects, while systems (that is to be integrated) reside at endpoints. Similarly, integration models are specially designed models used for integration, while deployment models are a part of connecting environments. We are going to gradually cover each of the four dimensions in detail for better understanding.
The hybrid integration platform comprises constituents who are responsible for integration. Stakeholders facilitating work for teams help in meeting integration tasks.
Dedicated Specialists for Integration: People possessing technical knowledge involve in integration-related works.
Citizen Integrators: People who are responsible for marketing and development and who do not have technical knowledge.
Ad hoc: The integrators are hired without any cause and take part in multiple projects without any specific work responsibility.
Automatic Machines: To cope up with the current pace and implement the latest technologies, companies or organizations are showing their dependency on automatic machines like trucks and production machines.
Systems that are used for integration reside at endpoints. It is possible to innovate HIP as per integration needs or requirements, and there are different types of methods used for hosting. Check out the following points for endpoints.
On-site Device: The on-premise devices comprise systems that are available on sites. The focus is to develop custom-made systems.
Cloud Services or Systems: Services or systems that are accessed through the internet are part of cloud systems. For example, Salesforce.
Mobile Systems: Systems are available on mobile platforms. For example, Android.
IoT (Internet of Things): Intenet of things comprise systems that are used for the management of security cameras, etc. The advancement in IoT has resulted in the increasing demand for these elements.
Models (Made for Integration)
The integration model designed for HIP helps in data integration and the management of entities. Have a look at the structure of integration models.
From applications to processes, there are different types of entities. Applications communicate with each other, while data is generated through different types of systems. B2B systems are used for different types of businesses, and processes are applied for most of the business processes.
Models (Developed for Deployment)
Systems residing in multiple settings (exclusively for deployment) use HIPs. Check out the following types of deployment models designed for the platform.
On-site systems are deployed on sites, while cloud systems are hosted on the cloud environment. Hybrid systems are suitable for both the on-premise and cloud. Systems that are embedded in IoT devices work as an embedded structure.
Why Every Modern IT Enterprise Needs a HIP
Businesses using cloud apps and latest software cannot thrive without a HIP or hybrid integration platform. To match the developmental pace and conform to quality standards, businesses will have to depend on custom solutions. For example, organizations should use the best and latest types of software and data-sharing apps.
Every enterprise needs to stay ahead with the developmental pace and merge more towards a concentrated source over a diverse system. The reason is that a single data source, which helps in providing a focussed data source, will meet every requirement for businesses.
There are many examples of single-driven ecosystems. The basic working is quite different from the traditional system. In the ecosystem, analytical and operational applications provide data to multiple sources. For example, the salesforce application draws data from a single pool same like analytics or BI does.
What are the outcomes after the establishment of single-source ecosystems? The single data center reduces data silos and the management of information for better business decisions; thus, businesses can easily thrive and generate more revenue with the least investment.
The above information is ample to understand the importance of a HIP. Now, it is time to discuss its implementation. There are some factors to consider when creating a HIP.
Essential Factors to Consider for the Implementation of HIP
Check out the following points useful for the effective implementation of hybrid integration.
Priority: They are some essential components of business priorities like function and time; these factors will result in better ROI. An approach to integration, as a product, will cover the priorities and make profitable businesses.
Skills: Integration specialists are considered as a value and rare source.
Budget: This factor is essential for small and medium enterprises.
The above factors must be considered for the implementation of the HIP.
Models to Choose for HIP Implementation
Experienced professionals use different models for the implementation of the HIP. The size and the structure (homogenous or heterogeneous) decide the type of model that has to be chosen for its implementation. Have a look at the following models.
Centralized: The single implementation will govern the whole structure; all functions are to be executed by a single team. This is the reason why small and medium-scale enterprises can use the centralized model because of their homogenous compositions and different sizes.
Shared: The shared structure is similar to the centralized model but its development is done by many teams. However, implementation and control are done by subsidiaries. Thus, large-scale businesses constituting homogenous structures can adopt this model.
Federated: Multiple HIP platforms are implemented, and the control is federated; several teams are responsible for its implementation. Organizations featuring global and heterogenous structures can use this model.
The above information depicts the HIP, its implementation and major key concepts. Further, enterprises can choose the best model for the implementation of the HIP as per their businesses’ requirements.