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Whereas enterprise technology transformations are traditionally driven from the ‘top-down,’ we often see streaming platforms entering the enterprise from the bottom-up. The journey mostly starts when the data engineers or developers (mentioned in the previous section) hit a problem, or pain-point with their current legacy infrastructure and architecture.
Integration becomes the key enabler for intelligent enterprises. SAP pursues the goal of making integration in cloud and hybrid landscapes easy and simple. If this sounds familiar, you may have read “CIO Guide: SAP Vision for Integrating SAP Applications in Cloud and Hybrid Environments.” This document is a step on the way toward realizing that vision and serves as a snapshot of where process and data integration in hybrid environments are now.
This CIO guide is concerned with SAP’s long-term approach to integration. It emphasizes integration scenarios in the cloud and in hybrid environments. Special attention is given to the integration scenarios related to process and data-centric integration. The document also presents SAP® Data Hub, the data landscape management solution that enables agile data operations across the enterprise and supports data sharing, pipe lining, and governance of all data in the connected landscape.
Even before the current crisis, IT organizations saw pressure to be more agile and innovative. Customer demographics and expectations are changing. Competition is emerging faster and from unexpected sources. Business models are being reinvented. Digital technology was at the heart of many of these challenges, and its adoption was key to every company’s response.
A well-designed digital transformation strategy should do much more than keep you competitive . . .instead, it should position you to excel by untethering IT staff from low value, labor-intensive tasks, allowing them to focus on innovation and high-impact projects .
Although n tier, monolithic architectures are the norm for most applications running in production today, they are often not the best fit for complex cloud based systems. The primary driver for cloud adoption across businesses both big and small is the need for agility and flexibility in the face of accelerating innovation and disruptions from competitors. Yet, more and more companies are finding out that simply moving and shifting their legacy system to the cloud does not sufficiently meet their needs. Their systems, built with a monolithic architecture, are holding them back from realizing their goals.
Many companies build their custom software services using monolithic architectures. This approach has advantages: monolithic systems are relatively simple to design and deploy – at least, at first.