Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Integration Platform As A Service (EiPaaS)

Enterprise integration is a key part of building applications that connect to other applications and data. At Enkay, we have implemented solutions for our customers using Microsoft Azure Integration Services (AIS), which includes API Management, Logic Apps, Service Bus, and Event Grid. AIS helps our customers connect applications and data seamlessly to the cloud for services such as machine learning, cognitive services, robotic process automation (RPA), internet of things (IoT) and analytics, enabling increased enterprise-wide visibility and agility. Gartner has positioned Microsoft as a leader in the 2020 EiPaaS Magic Quadrant, based on Microsoft’s ability to execute and completeness of their vision. Microsoft has now remained an EiPaaS MQ leader for the past three years. Read the complete report here.

Lien BOT implementation for a major insurance company

We implemented a Chat BOT for a major midwestern insurance company. The following link describes the use case and the benefits of having a conversational Chat BOT to help improve customer service. The Lien BOT was developed using Microsoft BOT framework version 4.7 and uses dynamic cards, carousels, triggers, interrupts and hero cards.

Azure Kubernetes Services and Ingress Controller for hosting Controller HMI in the cloud.

We recently completed an internet of things (iot) project that allowed users to provision a controller using HMI (Human Machine Interface) that was hosted within a Azure Kubernetes Services (AKS) cluster. This allowed engineers to setup a controller before they went to the field to configure it. The controller HMI in the cloud was connected using Azure iot hub to on premise controller hardware that contained a PostgreSQL database. The controller PostgreSQL database in the controller hardware was the master, which would keep data in a remote PostgreSQL cloud database via events. More details can be found here.

Developing Chat Bots using Microsoft BOT framework

We built a chat bot for our customer that allows web site visitors to ask questions related to quality standards for hospitals and medical clinics. The chat bot would respond with answers or ask additional questions. If an answer could not be found, the chat bot asks the user to enter contact information and routes the transcript of the conversation to an internal rep who can follow up with answers to the customer questions. Click here to download the PDF document.

Using Azure Cognitive Services to do sentiment analysis of your brand in social media.

Great turnout of fifty attendees at the Global Azure Boot Camp in Chicago on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017! Jaidev did a presentation and demo on using Azure Logic Apps, Functions, and Cognitive Services to do sentiment analysis of your brand in social media. For example, during marketing campaigns, you can measure and monitor your marketing campaigns to see how well they are performing by using sentiment analysis on Twitter Tweets. In addition to dashboards displaying sentiment, you can route negative feedback to an internal channel used by your company employees so that they can review and take some action on the negative Tweets. Deck and hands on lab to build the demo can be found here.

Notes from first ever Global Integration Bootcamp in Chicago on March 25th 2017, sponsored by Microsoft and EnkayTech

We had 30+ attendees at Microsoft MTC in the Chicago AON building, and some were from out of state e.g. Wisconsin, Indiana, Minnesota for example. The event was kicked off at 9 am by Microsoft’s David Giard, a Senior Technical Evangelist who covered Azure and App Services and provided guidance on subscriptions. Next Jaidev Kunjur covered API Management, Logic Apps, Remote Data Gateway, Service Bus, Azure Functions, Azure Storage and Power BI and the attendees were assisted in completing the four hands on labs associated with these topics.  In the afternoon, Eric Boyd did a great presentation and demo on IoT using a real device for input and Power BI to display real time charts showing temperature and other signals coming from the device. The last session was on EDI in the Cloud presented by Jaidev, with a demo showing how we can do EDI and AS2 in Azure using Integration Accounts and Logic Apps, all without needing BizTalk Server. The event ended on time at 5 pm.