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As businesses turn digital and ecosystems become increasingly open, the nature of integration is changing. SOA helped us connect IT transactions and systems within a controlled environment. APIs will help us turn legacy into advantage, exposing assets to be consumed by innovators outside your own team. The transformative power of APIs will last twice as long and have many times the impact of the web. Whether you goal is to drive innovation, become a mobile business, or navigate a hybrid cloud, APIs are part and parcel of your strategy.

In principle, the acronym API stands for Application Programming Interfaces, but the notion of what API means has evolved significantly. APIs today are quite different from the application programming interfaces of old, and the transition from SOA to API centric systems is a very natural one. Enterprises that embark on this journey will continue to leverage the engineering practices embraced by SOA, but will extend their ecosystem in new ways through APIs. Experiencing the power of APIs involves much more than simply data monetization. The power of APIs can be successfully applied to business challenges ranging from changing business models to embracing a world of devices and sensors.

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Understanding the Digital Economy: SOA vs. APIs

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The basic mechanism for sharing across team and organizational boundaries is called an API. Modern APIs are flexible ways of projecting capabilities to an audience outside of your own team, in a controlled fashion. When done right, APIs enable enterprises to innovate faster and reach new audiences. Twitter has an API that allows you to tweet using the app of your choice; you don’t have to go to twitter’s web site. has an API that allows a merchant to plug into their retail platform; you don’t need to create your own merchant portal. Your own enterprise probably has an API that allows one of your mobile apps to talk to the backend customer system; the mobile team does not need to understand the intricacies of the way the member system works.

Extending your enterprise - SOA vs. APIs

Transforming Customer Experience

The Convergence of Social, Mobile and Business Process Management To stay ahead in todays rapidly changing business environment, organizations need agile business processes that allow them to adapt quickly to evolving markets, customer needs, policies, regulations, and business models. The convergence of a trio of technologies and business practices - social computing, mobile computing and business process management (BPM) – is opening up interesting avenues for business.

Next Generation Service Integration Platform

Proliferation of mobile devices, data explosion, and cloud enablement has caused a dramatic shift in IT. Organizations need to rethink their application infrastructures to accommodate increased processing speeds, heightened security and availability concerns for their applications, all while meeting lower ed total cost of ownership. Traditional infrastructures may not be sufficient to accommodate the diversity and complexity of integrations in this new era. Oracle SOA Suite on Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud & Oracle Exadata Database Machine is fine - tuned all the way from the hardware to the application layer, specifically for SOA to deliver on performance, business agility, lowered total cost of ownership and faster time to market, to become the next generation IT platform. Together these solutions provide complete and best - of - breed solutions for running and integrating high performance, mission critical applications.

Forrester Consulting Study: The Move is on to Open Source Integration Software

A tight and uncertain economic climate has prompted organizations to seek out low-cost yet effective ways to meet their needs for application and data integration. Forrester's research, commissioned on behalf of Red Hat, indicates that a growing number of enterprises across all industries are now considering, piloting, or deploying open-source integration solutions. This paper explores some relevant data on the adoption drivers, pain points, and usage trends related to the use of open source integration technology.

A blueprint for the intelligent, integrated enterprise

For IT to support an organization's business challenges today, it must provide the infrastructure, applications, and data services needed to make intelligent business decisions quickly. This whitepaper discusses the comprehensive integration required—across an organization’s entire value chain—that drives transformation to the intelligent, integrated enterprise.

Rapid, cost-effective deployment of data services in a service-oriented architecture

Service-oriented architecture (SOA), and particularly its most common implementation as web services, represents the latest stage of evolution in application architecture for the enterprise. Service-oriented architectures are enabling organizations to increase their agility in the face of change, improve operating efficiency, and reduce the cost of doing business—often significantly. In spite of these advances, many organizations with significant investments in data collection and storage technologies still struggle with how best to embrace and deploy the new architecture in a way that leverages data assets. This whitepaper discusses the numerous challenges faced by both large companies and federal agencies seeking to embrace SOA, and details a metadata-driven, model-based approach to addressing them.

Orchestration-Driven Development (ODD) - Nothing Odd About it!

The World of Agile IT and Stakeholder Management

Multi Channel Enterprises - A Road to Redemption

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