We are living in the era of "Bridge" services and platform business models. Everything is connected. The importance of Enterprise Integrations has reached its climax by building bridges between people, processes, and technology. It is at the core of any great digital experience. Besides, hybrid and multi-cloud models, new partnerships with other technology companies are only spicing the situation.
According to Gartner, "By 2025, more than 75% of the midsize, large and global organizations will establish integration strategy empowerment teams to support collaborative integration, up from 40% in 2021.
Mid to large-size companies are typically comprised of many applications. Usually, it is a mix of 3rd party and custom-built software (whether these are new products or legacy systems). All that creates a complex ecosystem where many applications interact by exchanging information that adheres to specific rules (contracts) and is delivered according to time and integrity constraints. That is where tremendous complexity starts to kick in. Huge costs and maintenance complexity for opinionated integration infrastructure makes things even worse.