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Introduction

Digital business is driving a proliferation of applications, services, data stores, and APIs that need to be connected to support critical business processes. This report provides insights into the rapid emergence of middleware-as-a-service (MWaaS) suites.

Highlights

  • The center of gravity hypothesis also applies to integration architecture. There is a greater inclination to deploy integration platforms closer to applications/data sources.
  • The success of iPaaS as an agile approach to hybrid integration has played a key role in the evolution of the MWaaS era.

Features and Benefits

  • Gain insights into key features and capabilities of MWaaS products, such as iPaaS and apiPaaS.
  • Understand how MWaaS helps overcome the limitations of legacy integration solutions.

Key questions answered

  • Which integration use cases are well suited for MWaaS products?
  • What are the key features and capabilities of MWaaS products, such as iPaaS and apiPaaS?

Table of contents

Summary

  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages

Recommendations

  • Recommendations for enterprises

MWaaS adoption makes sense both from both a business and IT perspective

  • Achieving agile hybrid integration with MWaaS

IT leaders should consider iPaaS a primary approach to cloud integration

  • iPaaS continues to thrive as a prominent solution for cloud integration

API platforms extend beyond API management to ease the complexity of hybrid integration

  • API platforms foster good design principles and help with productization of APIs

Appendix

  • Methodology
  • Author