Cloud integration

Trend 7 - Platforms simplify the integration of streaming and cloud-native applications

The integration needs as part of application modernization can utilize the CSP integration platforms and API gateways or open-source and third-party party platforms. Cloud-native integration platforms cater to various enterprise integration patterns and act as a platform orchestrator with its out-of-the-box support for other cloud services. With SaaS solutions a key part of any enterprise landscape, the ability to integrate with them in real-time through API, streaming or batch is also a core capability delivered by cloud services. These platforms aim to reimagine the way the workflow, application integration and API management can help modernize their business processes using a low-code approach.

The low-code integration allows business users to implement the right integration aligned with continuously evolving business needs while retaining proper organizational controls in the software development processes.

Infosys extended Azure native integration services for a leading food major in the U.S. to provide seamless integration from the business process in SAP with an ecosystem that also involved their partners.

Cloud integration

Trend 8 - Domain-specific iPaaS models gain popularity

The integration platform has moved from the EAI/ESB model to an API and iPaaS model with technologies from cloud service providers and standalone products such as Mulesoft, with over 200 rich connectors for all iPaaS platforms. These products are predominantly horizontal but, with faster application and service development expected, domain-specific iPaaS products will have an extreme focus on specific use cases to deliver better integration capabilities and accelerate time to market. Right now, products such as Greenbird for smart metering and Patchworks for e-commerce integrations lead the market.

For a primary CPG major, Infosys rolled out an iPaaS platform with CPG-specific integration templates to support the B2B market. We brought in operational efficiencies and process scalability in the complex supply chain process across ERP and CRM systems.