Why has self-service integration suddenly gained popularity among enterprises? Organizations today are dealing with voluminous number of applications, devices, and data introduced by cloud, mobile, big data, and the Internet of Things (IoT). With the advent of automation and continuous everything, the situation is likely to get more challenging. The biggest concern is that some of these applications are not even purchased through IT, which brings in the issue of central governance and monitoring. The current scenario is forcing organizations to pursue self-service integration; data scientists, power users, and business users, who are ideally citizen integrators, are embracing it.
Application integration is setting out to be a major gamechanger in this digital age where enterprises are feeling the pressure to identify and deploy the right integration strategy. This has opened up an avenue for service providers to cater to varying integration requirements. With the increasing adoption of cloud-based integration, the rise in hybrid integration, the advent of IoT (internet of things) and data-centric integration in the backdrop of DevOps practices and digital transformation goals, 2018 looks like a year of rapid growth for application integration.