Enterprise Integration

Context is everything. And added context takes agencies well beyond new technologies and services. IOP helps our customers define and implement their enterprise integration strategy in the context of mission goals and challenges, providing a platform that promotes new capabilities and leverages existing assets.

Microservices: To meet emerging, high-impact requirements, organizations strive to quickly adjust their IT priorities. But very often their application portfolio of bulky monoliths stops them at every turn.

Whether re-factoring existing applications or beginning new development initiatives, IOP can help. Our architects and engineers have lived and breathed service-based architectures for 15 years, evolving from early SOA architectures to embracing the philosophy and design of Microservices. We break down problems into small components driven by business domain needs. From there, our architectures promote the ability of Microservices to release, scale, deploy and be enhanced independently, eliminating the tangled web of dependencies.

Integration Services: At the enterprise level, integration requires more than Microservices. It needs a careful orchestration of business logic, transformation, mediation, communications, and security surrounding it.

Our people are steeped in the patterns that support and promote integration services to meet the various design challenges enterprise integration exposes – our approach applies the patterns that increase flexibility and speed for each particular scenario. By supporting a wide variety of patterns and technologies, we can meet any integration challenge. And by hiding implementation details, we build consistency for the consumers of our services, helping agencies truly leverage their investments by exposing enterprise services through friendly APIs that developers want to use.

Data Migration and Synchronization: Often lost in the excitement of new technologies and accelerated delivery processes is a universal fact: there’s an extraordinary amount of enterprise data locked up in old databases that are expected to be retired. Not all of that data is useful, but almost all of it is important and usually needs to be migrated to the new platform. And to really tap into its value, this data must be to be consumable by enterprise applications and services.

IOP leverages COTS, custom-developed tools, and specially-designed techniques to build a comprehensive understanding of legacy information, detect and resolve data anomalies, and execute ETL and ELT processes that migrate customer data into new environments. Our migration solutions are automated to the fullest extent to speed complex migration processes, shrink critical migration windows, and eliminate the risk of operator errors.

Additionally, we provide various options for deployment. We implement services that support one- or two-way synchronization between legacy and modernized databases. So, if a “big bang” is too risky for the program, our team will keep the data in sync as the modernized system is released in stages.