Context matters. And added context takes agencies beyond integration services to achieve solutions that improve mission operations. 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. IOP always achieves and delivers quality because our process includes the following:
Flexibility and Speed
Teams are staffed with professionals with decades of experience
Continual Communication and Transparency
To meet emerging, high-impact requirements, organizations strive to quickly adjust their IT priorities. However, a legacy portfolio of bulky, brittle applications often serves as a roadblock, slowing progress in this area.
Whether re-factoring existing applications or beginning new development initiatives, IOP can help. Our architects and engineers have been immersed in the world of service-based architectures for over 15 years, evolving from early SOA architectures to the leading edge of containerized Microservice implementations. Our team breaks problems down into small components, driven by business domain needs. From there, our architectures take advantage of the ability of Microservices to release, scale, deploy and be enhanced independently, eliminating the tangled web of dependencies that can hinder mission operations.
At the enterprise level, integration requires more than Microservices. A careful orchestration of business logic, transformation, mediation, communications, and security surrounding it is needed.
At IOP, our people are steeped in the patterns that support and promote integration services to meet the various design challenges that enterprise integration presents. Our approach applies a wide variety of patterns and technologies that increase flexibility and speed, allowing us to meet any integration challenge. 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 modernization efforts is a universal fact: there is an extraordinary amount of enterprise data locked up in legacy databases that is set to be retired. Most of that data is vital and, therefore, needs to be migrated to the new platform and made accessible to the modernization effort, and the agency as a whole. This valuable data must be standardized and exposed so that it can be used by applications and services across the enterprise.
IOP leverages leading open source frameworks, such as custom-developed tools (COTS), and specially-designed techniques to build a comprehensive understanding of legacy information, detect and resolve data anomalies, and execute ETL processes that migrate customer data into new environments. Our migration solutions are fully automated to speed complex migration processes, shrink critical migration windows, and eliminate the risk of operator errors.
We also provide various data synchronization options for deployment, implementing 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 phases.