It used to be that integrating data across different applications required an unnatural act involving complicated pieces of middleware. In recent times, accomplishing that act has become easier thanks to lighter-weight middleware based on standard Web services and RESTful APIs. But even still, accomplishing that task still requires the skills of a developer. In contrast, the next revolution in data integration is going to be characterized by business users integrating data across applications on their own at will.
Marking what has been a multi-year journey, Telerik today unveiled Telerik Platform, which combines a rich set of tools for developing applications for multiple platforms with cloud services that manage the application lifecycle process.