Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Enterprise Mashups among the Top 10 Strategic Technologies for 2009

Gartner Identifies the Top 10 Strategic Technologies for 2009 - MarketWatch

Enterprise Mashups is among Virtualization, Cloud Computing and Web Oriented Architecture in Gartner's list of strategic technologies for 2009. For the past few months, I have been developing a bunch Mashups for our marketing team using the WSO2 Mashup Server. In summary, these Mashups bring together statistics harvested from various sources and present a unified view, which helps them in their decision making.

The most important aspect is the the implementation time, which is in weeks rather than months. The amount of flexibility when you want to mix data up is amazing. In my point of view, Enterprise adoption will involve at least 2 stages. The first stage would be exposing data you want people to work with as services (in the WSO2 Mashup Server I do it mainly via Data Services). This might take a bit of time and expertise. Once you have these services up and running, any user familiar with a bit of javascript would be able to take data from those services and other external services and APIs and come up with amazing results.

In the case of the WSO2 Mashup Server, any Mashup done by a user can be exposed as a service as well. This means that when someone comes up with a cool Mashup, another Mashup author can use that and build on top of it instead of re-inventing the wheel.

Have a look at some of the cool things others have been doing with the WSO2 Mashup Server.