|A recent Technology Audit from Butler Group shows that InterSystems Ensemble is a 3 in 1 product that contains all the elements required to create, deploy, maintain and monitor composite applications.
The audit, written by Mike Thompson, Principal Research Analyst at Butler Group, concludes that Ensemble is an overall strong contender in the EAI (Enterprise Application Integration) market. As it is architected as a single technology stack, Ensemble allows the user to concentrate on integration from the point of view of process rather than technology. Thompson advises that those users who want the basic elements of BPM (Business Process Management) and BAM (Business Activity Monitoring) are also well-served by Ensemble. If a higher degree of off-the-shelf functionality or specialisation is required in these two areas then Ensemble will allow for easy integration to third-party solutions, or allow for the creation of extensible complex systems using the design environment.
With InterSystems Ensemble, an implementation often starts with a pilot to demonstrate the applicability of the platform for any given integration requirement. The implementation costs of Ensemble are lower than those of competing products because less hardware is required, it is faster to implement, and easier to manage than similar products. Maintenance of the system once deployed requires minimal effort, and this can be carried out by the customer or a third-party supplier.
InterSystems Ensemble was launched in November 2003, and its customer base now includes a number of UK and international organizations, including The London Bartholomew Hospital Trust, several of the UK Cancer Registries, OmPrompt, Moorefield?s Eye Hospital, Partners Healthcare and The Netherlands National ICT Institute for Healthcare (NICTIZ).
?Clearly, the distinctions between EAI, BPM, and BAM will become more blurred as the industry progresses,? said Mike Thompson, Principal Research Analyst, at Butler Group and author of the Ensemble technology audit. ?Ensemble already has the basis to exploit this and further functionality in the specifics of BPM and BAM will give it a strong market position.