Why Read This
As current application environments get more complex and heterogeneous, the respective data and application logic is spread across a multitude of different environments — both on premises and in the cloud. As a result, maintaining the consistency of business logic and data structures is becoming one key differentiator for integration products. This report introduces Forrester's concept of hybrid² integration, in which federated on-premises and cloud-based integration helps improve the interoperability of existing and new silos of application, B2B, and data integration. Enterprises that are rapidly expanding their use of SaaS applications and cloud infrastructures and looking to tackle the multidimensional complexity of integration should familiarize themselves with hybrid² integration.
Tags: Application Development, Application Infrastructure Technologies, Architecture & Technology Strategy, B2B Integration, BT Futures, Cloud Computing, Data Integration, Enterprise Application Integration (EAI), Information Management, Infrastructure Architectures, IT Infrastructure & Operations, Management & Organization, Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), SOA & Web Services, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)