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Canonical Models

September 10, 2014 Leave a comment


I have vested my recent time researching on Canonical Models. It has caught my attention since I see enterprises drifting towards opting canonical models as a solution for integration needs. It definitively nails the problem provided that it is applied to the right situations in the right way.


Here’s a briefer. We know that many organizations around the world work today by talking to several legacy applications, third party systems, B2B feeds and so on which only grow considering the business and technological enhancements. To add to that, all these systems understand their own language, format and data. In order to make them talk to each other, it requires having various transformations between all the participants. That means varying models, changes and other booby traps in order to establish a successful communication!

Is there a way to simplify this all? Yes, canonical models is the solution out there for these demanding situations. What are these? How can they be applied? When should they be applied? What are the technological and functional requirements? Are there any tools to help ease the entire process? Well, the list of questions can only grow.

I have spent some time researching on this and spoke to subject matter experts from business and technical backgrounds. I will be publishing an article on this soon.