According to researchandmarkets.com, the market for HIP will grow from “$17.14B in 2017 to 33.6B in 2022.” So, what are the four key integration principles about HIP that you need to know?
Integration principles about HIP
What pops into your mind when you think about the word hybrid? Usually hybrid cars in my book! A hybrid car is a combination of gas and electricity. With hybrid integration platforms, there are several hybrid combinations:
Personas: Traditional IT integration specialist and new ad-hoc integrators
Domains: Traditional Integration patterns like files, transactions, and messages with APIs
Architecture: Traditional on-premises with multi-cloud
Endpoints: Traditional people and systems with mobile, IOT and cloud applications.
First principle: Personas
Traditional IT integration specialists have to work with new ad-hoc integrators. Changes have occurred within the industry-leading to new non-IT ad-hoc integrators. Companies no longer wait for an IT specialist. They now give nontraditional IT personas access to information they need for integrations. This requires companies to rethink the role of traditional IT specialists.
Hybrid integration supports this shift. It’s more about the process and IT becoming a producer of services.
Most integration silos have formed to support the applications they handle. Centralized data center systems-of-record use files, transactions and messages to ease the exchange of information. Today’s cloud-based systems have led to the rise of APIs for this exchange. The reality facing organizations today is they have to support both.
By using hybrid integration platforms, you can blend on-premise with multi-cloud deployments for applications and integrations.
If you are running SAP in the data center and SalesForce in the cloud, your integrations should run where it makes sense for the applications they support. A HIP allows this to happen all under a single control point.
Endpoints are the increasing number of connected systems, individuals, devices (mobile), IoT (Internet of Things) and cloud applications.
IT must not only connect with these varied endpoints, but they need to enforce IT policy and security. One-off solutions are not working. A platform approach can serve as a hub that provides this central point of control.