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Top 4 Use Cases for Azure Integration Services

How would your organization use Azure Serverless Integration Services?  

Here are some of the most common scenarios:  

  • Connecting applications inside your organization: Applications might run in your own on-premises datacenter, in the cloud, or a mix of both. This kind of enterprise application integration (EAI) has been important for decades; it’s now being adapted for a hybrid world.

  • Connecting applications in your organization with those of a business partner: Commonly known as business-to-business (B2B) integration, this often relies on standard formats such as Electronic Data Interchange (EDI). Azure Integration Services supports these widely used standards and data formats.

  • Connecting applications inside your organization to Software as a Service (SaaS) applications: As the business applications you buy continue to shift to SaaS, application integration requires connecting with these cloud services. For example, a business process in a hybrid environment might need to access both your on-premises SAP system and a SaaS CRM solution such as Salesforce.

  • Integrating applications with Internet of Things (IoT) devices:  The ever-increasing popularity of IoT raises a variety of new integration challenges. A cloud-based solution—an iPaaS—is uniquely suited to address these, as it can be accessed by devices running anywhere.

Identifying the Value of Azure Integration Services:  Azure Integration Services boasts six pivotal components (Read our blog here for detail on the six components) that cater to the fundamental needs of application integration. Yet, real-world scenarios often demand even more versatility and capabilities. Consider a situation where your integration application needs a reservoir for unstructured data or perhaps a method to incorporate custom code for unique data transformations.

Being a feather in the extensive Azure cloud platform's cap, Azure Integration Services ensures such amenities are instantly at your disposal. For instance, you might find Azure Data Lake Store the perfect haven for your unstructured data. Similarly, for custom code, Azure Functions, a state-of-the-art serverless compute technology, comes to the rescue. It's crucial to perceive Azure Integration Services not just as a standalone iPaaS. Rather, envision it as a seamless segment of the expansive Azure ecosystem, ensuring you have harmonized and immediate access to any cloud services required for your unique needs. We hope this top 4 use cases for Azure Integration Services has been helpful.

The Gartner Magic Quadrant™ for Enterprise iPaaS has recognized Microsoft's Azure Integration Services as a standout performer, scoring it higher than competitors Boomi, Tibco, and MuleSoft in the Ability to Execute for Enterprise Integrations category. This accolade emphasizes Azure's robust capabilities and its leading position in addressing complex enterprise integration needs.

If you have questions about whether Azure Integration Services is the right choice for your organization, reach out. We're here to provide insights and guidance.

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