Challenges of a Conventional IT Architecture
On the journey to digital transformation, enterprises are required to rapidly launch multiple new digital applications and services. These digital applications are expected to deliver high performance, elastically scale to support peak usage volumes, and be always-on. In many cases, these applications rely on multiple systems of record (SoR) for their data. In a conventional architecture, the API services layer is coupled with the SoR, and increases loads on legacy data stores that are required to constantly feed data to power new digital services. While classic cache can offload some transactions from SoR by holding frequently accessed data, it does not store all the relevant data. This architecture’s inefficiencies cause innovation to slow-down, as development teams duplicate efforts developing APIs to access data and synchronize with microservices. When new digital services are finally deployed, they are subject to limited SoR performance, scalability and availability.
The Digital Integration Hub (DIH) Offers A New Architecture Scheme
A new paradigm coined and advocated by Gartner Inc, a Digital Integration Hub architecture decouples digital applications from systems of record. Multi-protocol data APIs over unified data models simplify the introduction of new microservices. Data from multiple sources is aggregated into a low-latency high performance data store. This data management layer is synchronized with back-end data stores via decoupled real-time event-based integration patterns.
The GigaSpaces Smart DIH Solution
The Smart DIH is an out-of-the-box DIH solution. Based on GigaSpaces’ award-winning distributed in-memory data platform, it includes all the components an organization needs in order to decouple their digital applications from their SoR, to accelerate innovation.