Whitepapers - Business Integration

Real-time Enterprise and Cloud Integration

Real-time Enterprise and Cloud Integration: The Benefits of a Message Driven Approach

Executive Summary

This paper contrasts "Integration", an asynchronous flow of messages between applications, typically with a data transformation in the middle), with "Interaction", a blocking, synchronous request/reply operation between two applications. The confusion between integration and interaction for decades has led to many inefficient implementations and is a primary contributor to the traditionally high costs related to integration projects.

The paper lays out an application model of integration flows and explains how an asynchronous integration infrastructure can be organized to scale linearly in the cloud as well as optimize performance by exploiting all available parallelism.

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