Lower-cost Serverless Enterprise Integrations

Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) is the process of connecting the organisation’s systems and software. Integrations enable the flow of data from one program/application to another, providing new interfaces and the ability to manage and derive value from the data within the organization. In this Whitepaper we explore the various options for EAI and explain how serverless technologies reduce the total cost of ownership.

Why this whitepaper?

System integration involves connecting software and hardware into a cohesive infrastructure, enabling each element to work together and offering performance and efficiency improvements to the business. Typical examples of integrations include:

  • Legacy system integration - allowing older systems to connect with new ones.
  • Third-party integrations - connecting third party software with company systems.
  • B2B systems integration - connecting businesses by sharing information.
  • Big data integration - combining multiple data sources for reporting, analysis and insights.
  • Cloud services integration - connecting cloud-based applications and resources.

When considering new integrations, most customers start their journey by contacting their vendor, or their managed service provider (IT partner), or an iPaaS solution provider for support. In most cases, this will lead to costly and painful experiences. That's why we prepared this whitepaper, to share with you information about Enterprise Integrations and the pros and cons of various integration techniques. The following is a brief table of contents for reference:

  1. What are Enterprise Application Integrations (EAI)?
  2. Vendor Integration Tools and connectors (like SAP CPI)
  3. Integration Platforms as a Service (iPaaS like MuleSoft))
  4. Server-based Integrations
  5. Serverless Integrations