iCore Integration Suite (iCIS) offers a flexible and adaptable approach to integration that aligns with both traditional and contemporary architectural patterns. While the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) has been a cornerstone of integration in the past, iCIS seamlessly incorporates newer integration paradigms like API-layered integration.
Key Features of Integration with iCIS:
- Modularity and flexibility: Whether you are leveraging SOA's loose coupling or the granularity of API-layered integration, iCIS supports free-standing, independent components that can be combined as needed.
- Communication diversity: iCIS supports (XML)-based communication, as well as message-based and API-based interactions, ensuring broader interoperability and flexibility.
- Location independence: The physical location of services and components remains unimportant, allowing for distributed and cloud-based architectures.
- Business-centric services: Reflecting logical business activities, services can be created, modified, and added without disrupting existing implementations. This ensures agility and responsiveness to changing business needs.
- Legacy system integration: iCIS encapsulates and integrates with legacy systems, ensuring that the value of existing investments is not only preserved but potentially enhanced.
- Collaborative platform: iCIS serves as a bridge between technology and business departments, fostering collaboration and alignment towards shared enterprise goals.
Implementing modern integration with iCIS
Integration success is achieved through a strategic and incremental approach. With iCIS, you can:
- Design flexible integration flows: Configure integration flows using a generic XML-format or API-based interactions between the Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) and the target application. This flexibility promotes component reuse and adaptability.
- Simplify with composite services: Reduce complexity and transaction traffic by designing composite services that aggregate multiple functionalities.
- Test in real-world scenarios: iCIS offers a parallel test environment, allowing you to validate new and modified integration flows with real-life data before deploying to production.
- Choose your ESB: Whether you're working with one of the industry giants, or considering our cost-effective iCore Process Server, iCIS ensures compatibility. And if your preferences evolve, easily transition your integrations to another ESB at your convenience.