Accelerating Modernization with Agile Integration

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Updated 12 November 2019

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Authors: Adeline SE Chun, Aiden Gallagher, Amar A Shah, Callum Jackson, Claudio Tagliabue, Iliya Dimitrov, James Blackburn, Joel Gomez, Kim Clark, Lee Gavin, Maria Menendez, Martin Evans, Mohammed Alreedi, Murali Sitaraman, Nick Glowacki, Shishir Narain, Timothy Quigly, Tony Curcio, Ulas Cubuk, Vasfi Gucer


The organization pursuing digital transformation must embrace new ways to use and deploy integration technologies, so they can move quickly in a manner appropriate to the goals of multicloud, decentralization and microservices. The application integration layer must transform to allow organizations to move boldly in building new customer experiences, rather than forcing models for architecture and development that pull away from maximizing the organization's productivity.

Many organizations have started embracing agile application techniques such as microservice architecture and are now starting to see the benefits of that shift. This approach complements and accelerates an enterprise's API strategy. Businesses should also seek to use this approach to modernize their existing ESB infrastructure to achieve more effective ways to manage and operate their integration services in their private or public cloud.

This IBM Redbooks™ publication explores the merits of what we refer to as agile integration, a container-based, decentralized and microservice aligned approach for integration solutions that meets the demands of agility, scalability and resilience required by digital transformation.

The target audience for this book is cloud integration architects, IT specialists and application developers.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Agile integration
Chapter 3. Agile integration: Capability perspectives
Chapter 4. Cloud-native concepts and technology
Chapter 5. IBM Cloud Pak for Integration
Chapter 6. Practical Agile integration: Development and deployment
Chapter 7. Field notes on modernization for application integration
Chapter 8. Field notes on modernization for API management
Chapter 9. Field notes on messaging with IBM MQ

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