Service-oriented Architecture and Middleware adoption is on the rise
Adoption of SOA and middleware is on the upswing. Shift towards agile mobile application integration is driving the trend.
As per Analyst Ovum, spending in Middleware applications is expected to increase $16.3bn in 2015, an increase of 9.3% year-on-year It will primarily driven by shift towards Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and middleware adoption.
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Middleware appliance are software/hardware based network devices developed to address performance and integration issues. It to increase use in integration complexity, which exceed the demands of system development, implementation, design and maintenance.
Collaboration will be another area where IT departments are projected to spend on middleware. Conferring to the report, B2B integration will gain significance with the ever-increasing necessity for better customer engagement, effective management of partners and communities and rapid updating of customers and partners.
Today’s Middleware It market id split into two categories: Multi-function integrated system and single-function black box system. Middleware and SOA appliances support by providing functions such as network integration, scalability and service virtualization.
Single-function appliances system are developed for specific scenarios and cannot be reconfigured. They focus on specific functionality, such as integration or governance, messaging and security. Due to relatively low cost and effortlessness of deployment make these appliances popular amongst mid to large sized organizations, said by VP Gartner Inc.
In current scenario, organizations have much wider sets of integration obligation, as an organization you cannot deploy a big set of application anywhere without integrating with other applications and platforms. More and more enterprises are using single-function appliances as it provides a greater interoperability throughout the enterprise.
Due to high pricing Multi-functional systems have a slower adoption rate, still they have a broader use, and it has the newer offerings including reconfigured workloads and built-in enterprise pattern to optimize fast altering workloads.
One basic advantage of integrating system is that it provide exceptional support to large applications including internet banking applications or heavy traffic e-commerce, from design, development to maintenance. Other one of the most popular advantage is consolidation of multiple server machines into a single box system, thereby fixing the scalability and performance challenges and one of the prominent reason of adoption is that in today’s ever changing technology ecosystem enterprises are running out of steam with their legacy applications and hardware. It mainly relates to companies with challenging system integration requirement and complex solution portfolio.