Welcome!

Microservices Expo Authors: SmartBear Blog, Flint Brenton, Anders Wallgren, Jenn Steele, XebiaLabs Blog

News Feed Item

IMSC's Integraf Integration Platform Enables Business Analysts to Build Enterprise Integration Solutions

ARLINGTON, VA--(Marketwired - March 27, 2014) - Information Management Solutions Consultants (IMSC) announces the commercial release of Integraf, a flexible and intuitive integration and interoperability platform for combining information from disparate data sources and for building enterprise web services. Integraf is based on open standards from the W3C and strongly leverages open source technology to achieve scalability and economy.

"Integraf enables system integration done by business analysts without a single line of programming code... that is powerful," says Rana Chegu, CEO of Peridot Solutions and former Gartner Executive. Integraf's underlying model is both machine-readable and human-readable, which is the key to empowering business analysts and subject matter experts (SMEs) in the development of enterprise integration solutions. This makes Integraf unique in the integration engine market.

"Integraf eliminates the need to define and maintain data structures, which are constantly changing," explains Chris Moran, IMSC's Chief Technology Officer. This provides tremendous flexibility in handling and combining information in ways that are just not possible with traditional relational or XML-based technology. This ability to rapidly combine information from many different systems and data structures makes Integraf an extremely powerful data integration and virtualization platform.

Integraf's flexibility and scalability is ideally suited to supporting a range of initiatives, such as Data Integration and Data Virtualization; Business Intelligence/Analytics/Data Warehousing; Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) Implementation; and Information Exchange and Interoperability. Data integration efforts are traditionally based on rigid and complex data structures based on their individual system requirements, and each system has unique needs and design. With Integraf, the data has no predefined structure or model, so it is very flexible. Data is based on shared meanings, or a common vocabulary, that can be used across the organization. This is far simpler than working with standard data models. Applications are not coded for a specific service; web services use this common vocabulary. The data is also "self-describing," so it is much easier to understand what the data really means.

Integraf's inherent flexibility makes it ideal for industry solutions where interoperability requirements are critical and, in some cases, not yet fully understood. Accountable Care Organizations are a good example. "Integraf is the ideal glue technology that will be essential for interoperability across ACOs… the emerging model for healthcare delivery," says Noland Joiner, former Chief Technology Officer and Vice President at GE Healthcare, and Principal at ShadowCare, LLC. Integraf is not a replacement for the existing investment in technology at the hospitals, clinics, labs, pharmacies, and other organizations that will make up the ACOs; or for the Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) currently supporting them. Rather, Integraf provides interoperability across these growing organizations and enhances their current technology investment in order to meet the new requirements.

Integraf uses semantic technology to integrate multiple data models into a single, canonical form and enables development of services on this combined view of enterprise information. Integraf simplifies the development of enterprise web services so that business analysts and SMEs can do the majority of the work. An Enterprise Service Bus is not required, but it fits nicely within the framework of an ESB, regardless of the vendor. Integraf acts as a highly flexible integration hub within these architectures and provides a single interface point between the ESB and disparate data sources across the enterprise. Services built with Integraf are published via the ESB in its existing configuration.

Likewise, with Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing initiatives, Integraf can provide a virtual integration capability; or can enhance existing solutions with its integration flexibility and ease of use. "Integraf is a great platform to bring together all sorts of data to facilitate deep dive Big Data Analytic projects," according to Bill Shannon, Founder and President of BioRankings LLC, and Professor of Biostatistics in Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine.

IMSC provides semantic technology software products, consulting, and systems integration services. Our customers include various agencies and branches of the Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and other government and commercial organizations. Our experience and best practices enable our clients to manage the complexities, take advantage of the opportunities, and reap the rewards associated with Semantic Technology, Enterprise Interoperability, and Big Data integration. For more information, please visit www.integrafengine.net , or contact us via email: [email protected].

Image Available: http://www.marketwire.com/library/MwGo/2014/3/26/11G013790/Images/Integraf_overview_PR-871384421748.jpg

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

@MicroservicesExpo Stories
APIs have taken the world by storm in recent years. The use of APIs has gone beyond just traditional "software" companies, to companies and organizations across industries using APIs to share information and power their applications. For some organizations, APIs are the biggest revenue drivers. For example, Salesforce generates nearly 50% of annual revenue through APIs. In other cases, APIs can increase a business's footprint and initiate collaboration. Netflix, for example, reported over 5 bi...
As the software delivery industry continues to evolve and mature, the challenge of managing the growing list of the tools and processes becomes more daunting every day. Today, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) platforms are proving most valuable by providing the governance, management and coordination for every stage of development, deployment and release. Recently, I spoke with Madison Moore at SD Times about the changing market and where ALM is headed.
If there is anything we have learned by now, is that every business paves their own unique path for releasing software- every pipeline, implementation and practices are a bit different, and DevOps comes in all shapes and sizes. Software delivery practices are often comprised of set of several complementing (or even competing) methodologies – such as leveraging Agile, DevOps and even a mix of ITIL, to create the combination that’s most suitable for your organization and that maximize your busines...
These days I mostly make my living as a consultant. Consultants in general are probably not the best loved group in the world. It is common to think of consultants wafting-in to your organization, telling you things that you already know and advising you to “change your culture”, whatever that means. Subsequently they depart, no-doubt with a fat fee, and leave you as you were before with the same problems and no progress made.
In the rush to compete in the digital age, a successful digital transformation is essential, but many organizations are setting themselves up for failure. There’s a common misconception that the process is just about technology, but it’s not. It’s about your business. It shouldn’t be treated as an isolated IT project; it should be driven by business needs with the committed involvement of a range of stakeholders.
Struggling to keep up with increasing application demand? Learn how Platform as a Service (PaaS) can streamline application development processes and make resource management easy.
New Relic, Inc. has announced a set of new features across the New Relic Software Analytics Cloud that offer IT operations teams increased visibility, and the ability to diagnose and resolve performance problems quickly. The new features further IT operations teams’ ability to leverage data and analytics, as well as drive collaboration and a common, shared understanding between teams. Software teams are under pressure to resolve performance issues quickly and improve availability, as the comple...
The goal of any tech business worth its salt is to provide the best product or service to its clients in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible. This is just as true in the development of software products as it is in other product design services. Microservices, an app architecture style that leans mostly on independent, self-contained programs, are quickly becoming the new norm, so to speak. With this change comes a declining reliance on older SOAs like COBRA, a push toward more s...
Join IBM June 8 at 18th Cloud Expo at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and learn how to innovate like a startup and scale for the enterprise. You need to deliver quality applications faster and cheaper, attract and retain customers with an engaging experience across devices, and seamlessly integrate your enterprise systems. And you can't take 12 months to do it.
This is not a small hotel event. It is also not a big vendor party where politicians and entertainers are more important than real content. This is Cloud Expo, the world's longest-running conference and exhibition focused on Cloud Computing and all that it entails. If you want serious presentations and valuable insight about Cloud Computing for three straight days, then register now for Cloud Expo.
The proper isolation of resources is essential for multi-tenant environments. The traditional approach to isolate resources is, however, rather heavyweight. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Igor Drobiazko, co-founder of elastic.io, will draw upon their own experience with operating a Docker container-based infrastructure on a large scale and present a lightweight solution for resource isolation using microservices. He will also discuss the implementation of microservices in data and applicat...
Digital means customer preferences and behavior are driving enterprise technology decisions to be sure, but let’s not forget our employees. After all, when we say customer, we mean customer writ large, including partners, supply chain participants, and yes, those salaried denizens whose daily labor forms the cornerstone of the enterprise. While your customers bask in the warm rays of your digital efforts, are your employees toiling away in the dark recesses of your enterprise, pecking data into...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Stratoscale, the software company developing the next generation data center operating system, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Stratoscale is revolutionizing the data center with a zero-to-cloud-in-minutes solution. With Stratoscale’s hardware-agnostic, Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) solution to store everything, run anything and scale everywhere...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Men & Mice, the leading global provider of DNS, DHCP and IP address management overlay solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. The Men & Mice Suite overlay solution is already known for its powerful application in heterogeneous operating environments, enabling enterprises to scale without fuss. Building on a solid range of diverse platform support,...
You deployed your app with the Bluemix PaaS and it's gaining some serious traction, so it's time to make some tweaks. Did you design your application in a way that it can scale in the cloud? Were you even thinking about the cloud when you built the app? If not, chances are your app is going to break. Check out this webcast to learn various techniques for designing applications that will scale successfully in Bluemix, for the confidence you need to take your apps to the next level and beyond.
I had the opportunity to catch up with Chris Corriere - DevOps Engineer at AutoTrader - to talk about his experiences in the realm of Rugged DevOps. We discussed automation, culture and collaboration, and which thought leaders he is following. Chris Corriere: Hey, I'm Chris Corriere. I'm a DevOps Engineer AutoTrader. Derek Weeks: Today we're going to talk about Rugged DevOps. It's a subject that's gaining a lot of traction in the community but not a lot of people are really familiar with wh...
SYS-CON Events announced today that DatacenterDynamics has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7–9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. DatacenterDynamics is a brand of DCD Group, a global B2B media and publishing company that develops products to help senior professionals in the world's most ICT dependent organizations make risk-based infrastructure and capacity decisions.
With DevOps becoming more well-known and established practice in nearly every industry that delivers software, it is important to continually reassess its efficacy. This week’s top 10 includes a discussion on how the quick uptake of DevOps adoption in the enterprise has posed some serious challenges. Additionally, organizations who have taken the DevOps plunge must find ways to find, hire and keep their DevOps talent in order to keep the machine running smoothly.
Between the mockups and specs produced by analysts, and resulting applications built by developers, there exists a gulf where projects fail, costs spiral, and applications disappoint. Methodologies like Agile attempt to address this with intensified communication, with partial success but many limitations. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Charles Kendrick, CTO & Chief Architect at Isomorphic Software, will present a revolutionary model enabled by new technologies. Learn how business and devel...
Call it DevOps or not, if you are concerned about releasing more code faster and at a higher quality, the resulting software delivery chain and process will look and smell like DevOps. But for existing development teams, no matter what the velocity objective is, getting from here to there is not something that can be done without a plan. Moving your release cadence from months to weeks is not just about learning Agile practices and getting some automation tools. It involves people, tooling and ...