Maintaining Hybrid Integration Platform Agility
in B2B Solutions Where File-Based Data Exchange Is Requisite
Evolution of integration from on-premises ESB / SOA architectures to cloud-based enterprise integration platforms as a service (iPaaS) makes other API-centric cloud-native services, such as Thru, an essential component of an iPaaS-driven integration framework. Most medium and large enterprises today leverage B2B file-based data exchange technologies to enable file-based data exchange integration with their business partners. The two most common classes of file-based data exchange technologies are:
- Managed file transfer (MFT)
- Electronic data interchange (EDI)
These technologies are not a binary choice CIOs and IT managers are required to make when considering file-based data exchange. On the contrary, MFT and EDI are complementary for a successful B2B file-based data exchange solution. Enterprises wanting to integrate these technologies seamlessly with their cloud and on-premises file-based data exchange workflows are turning to an iPaaS + Thru hybrid solution to accomplish that integration.