WSO2: Fueling Agile Integration

WSO2: Fueling Agile Integration

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Tyler Jewell, CEO, Wso2Tyler Jewell, CEO Owing to the proliferation of microservices, software as a service (SaaS), and serverless architectures, the importance of integration among tech-savvy companies, has radically grown over the last decade. As a result, CIOs are striving to make integration immutable, type-safe, and testable and eventually make it robust, resilient, and above all - agile. However, despite the rigorous effort, the efficacy of integration projects are often undermined owing to its complex, disaggregated, and hybrid nature. Though development companies are adopting agile methodologies to overcome the limitations of sequential waterfall methodology, integration is yet to achieve similar growth. As one of the leading open source integration vendor, WSO2 offers cutting-edge solutions powered by technologies and methodologies to aid tech-savvy companies steer ahead of its peers.

"WSO2 Integration Agile Platform is a broad framework that enables users in developing, reusing, running, and managing integrations"

A Robust Integration Agile Platform

The changing dynamics of modern businesses are forcing development and integration teams to leverage multiple tools or products for creating and running integrations for APIs, data, and event streams. However, using disparate point products from multiple vendors often hinders the efficiency in workflow and eventually results in poor production volume. To this end, WSO2 offers a robust integration agile platform that enables teams to form a cohesive architecture for simplifying and unifying complex integration initiatives. Powered by the proprietary WSO2’s architecture and methodology, the firm assists IT organizations with a comprehensive set of guidelines to meet the needs of people, processes, and technology. In a nutshell, WSO2 Integration Agile Platform is a broad framework that enables users in developing, reusing, running, and managing integrations. Architected with a common code base of fully open source integration technologies allows companies to leverage its different components individually or as a cohesive integration agile platform.

The platform is embedded an API Manager to ensure comprehensive API development, integration, and management. As an imperative component of WSO2 Integration Agile Platform, API Manager is used to deploy and manage API-driven ecosystems. The integration capabilities of the platform simplify projects for both traditional and microservice environments. Additionally, API Manager provides an integrated system for supporting API publishing, lifecycle management, application development, access control, rate limiting, and analytics.

As a part of their integration solutions, the company offers Enterprise Integrator—an open source Integration product for cloud-native and container-native projects.

WSO2 Stream Processor is an open source, cloud native and lightweight stream processing platform that understands streaming SQL queries for capturing, analyzing, processing and acting on events in real time

As a part of their integration solutions, the company offers Enterprise Integrator—an open source Integration product for cloud-native and container-native projects. This offering enables enterprise integration experts to build, scale and secure, sophisticated integration solutions to attain digital agility. Unlike other peers of the market, WSO2 Enterprise Integrator boasts of integration runtimes, message brokering, business process modeling, analytics, and visual tooling capabilities. This open source hybrid integration platform enables developers to promptly integrate any application, data, microservice, or system. Further, WSO2 renders a powerful enterprise service bus for transforming the way data is processed between legacy systems, SaaS applications, services, and APIs; eventually providing the fundamental capabilities of a connected SOA architecture. The offering addresses integration standards and supports integration capabilities for bringing greater flexibility and agility to meet the dynamic needs of an enterprise. The next proprietary component of the platform— WSO2 Identity Server is a uniquely flexible, open source Identity and Access Management (IAM) product optimized for identity federation and SSO with comprehensive support for adaptive and strong authentication. This helps administrators to federate identities, secure access to web/mobile applications and endpoints, and bridge versatile identity protocols across on-prem and cloud environments. The IAM product specializes in access management, comprising of Identity federation, SSO, robust & adaptive authentication, access control, account management & identity provisioning, API & microservices security and privacy regulation. Further, this offering brings forth flexibility to write extensions with its rich set of connectors and gives them the ability to connect to other third party and cloud systems and for supporting complex IAM use cases that can fit any identity requirements.

The last component of the platform— WSO2 Stream Processor is an open source, cloud-native and lightweight stream processing platform that understands streaming SQL queries for capturing, analyzing, processing and acting on events in real time. This facilitates real-time streaming analytics and data integration. With the product’s powerful streaming SQL, simple deployment, and ability to adapt to changes rapidly, enterprises can go to market faster and achieve higher ROI. Additionally, it also provides a simple two-node deployment for high availability and scales beyond with its distributed implementation to cater to extremely high workloads.

In a bid to make its clients' integration agile, the firm follows a market-proven approach that enables companies’ organizations to overcome the limitations of time-consuming waterfall model.

The firm has developed organizational, project management, and technical expertise to help IT organizations transform their integration projects and be more efficient and scalable with a continuous agile approach. Additionally, the firm also equips clients with WSO2 Architecture for Agility to aid them in creating an agile integration foundation for any digital enterprises - deployable in private, public or hybrid cloud environments.

The Pathway to Success

Recently, WSO2 has chosen Profesia, an integration specialist company as a Value-Added Reseller (VAR) for Italy. As a VAR for WSO2, Profesia delivers open source technology solutions that support customers during the implementation of application and system integration projects along with increasing awareness of the WSO2 Integration Agile Platform across Italy.

As a VAR, Profesia will diversify WSO2’s open source technology solutions and help customers while implementing application and system integration projects along with aligning their developmental needs and business goals. Further, Profesia will promote campaigns for increasing awareness of the WSO2 Integration Agile Platform across Italy.

Additionally, the firm also signed a new agreement with Redpill Linpro to expand its collaboration with WSO2 for delivering open source technology solutions. This partnership will support customers’ API-first initiatives to enable distributed development of APIs and simplify data access for internal or external innovation.

Over the years, the firm has assisted many peers of the markets in addressing their business needs and remaining competitive in this ever-changing marketplace. Today, several leading brands and thousands of global projects execute 5 trillion transactions annually with WSO2 integration technologies. In one instance, Schneider Electric, a leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation industries sought to move from solution-driven integration to service-oriented architecture (SOA) to increase energy efficiency. To this end, the digital team at Schneider Electric decided to use APIs for supporting new SOA and subsequently leveraged WSO2 API Manager for the same. In this regard, WSO2 API Manager became the obvious choice as it addresses full API lifecycle management, monetization, and policy enforcement along with rendering robust extensibility and customization. Further, the firm also decided to replace its legacy integration solution with WSO2 Enterprise Integrator for underpinning its API real-time strategy. Schneider Electric firmly believes that by deploying WSO2’s SOA with an API-led connectivity approach, the firm could drive agility and render optimal customer experiences to retain their position as an industry leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation.

During its journey of over a decade, the firm has experienced radical changes and has emerged as one of the leaders of the market. Recently, Forrester Research Inc. named WSO2 as a leader in fully open source solution provider in the report "The Forrester Wave: API Management Solutions, Q4 2018." In the days ahead, the firm will continue to reinvigorate its platform and aid companies to scale in the market with its agile transformation methodology.

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WSO2 Delivers Platform-Wide Support for GDPR with New Product Developments

Mountain View, Calif - Time is running out to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that goes into effect May 2018. Mandated by the European Parliament and European Union (EU) Council, the regulation is aimed at harmonizing data privacy laws across Europe to protect all data belonging to citizens and residents. As a result, it affects any enterprise that conducts business in or with EU markets. Significantly, in addressing GDPR’s requirements, organizations have an opportunity to set the stage for new digital business models that drive revenues and growth. To support these enterprises, WSO2 today announced its Spring 2018 Release update, featuring product developments designed to offer platform-wide support for GDPR.

WSO2’s Spring 2018 Release includes new features and updates across all products, solutions, and services, which together empower organizations to rapidly comply with GDPR. Among these are additions to WSO2’s identity access management (IAM), API management, enterprise integration, and analytics offerings designed to ensure the security and privacy of personal data throughout the processes of collection, processing, storage, and destruction.

By delivering its functionality on a cloud-native, open source platform, WSO2 facilitates the agility and innovation required to thrive in rapidly evolving markets driven by disruptive technologies and digital business models. Now with WSO2’s platform-wide support for GDPR, enterprises can accelerate their digital transformation efforts by capitalizing on data, insights and services generated through compliance with the regulation.

“In today’s global economy, avoiding the GDPR data privacy mandate isn’t an option. It will impact every organization worldwide that wants to engage with European residents online,” said WSO2 CEO Tyler Jewell. “With our Spring 2018 Release, we are delivering the integrated products and services that will empower enterprises to comply with GDPR in as little as 60 days while laying the groundwork to deliver new digital products based on secure GDPR-compliant data.”

In addition to the new product capabilities, WSO2 is offering a series of seven webinars to help organizations accelerate their GDPR compliance.