Dell Boomi Enhances its Enterprise iPaaS Portfolio

Dell Boomi (Boomi), the leading transformation provider of cloud integration and workflow automation software to build The Connected Business, announced, at Boomi World 18, the company's latest additions to its integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) for today's enterprise. The only vendor to offer a unified platform with built-in data quality and connectivity across the enterprise -from people, applications and databases to devices and things-Boomi defines the iPaaS industry today.                                         

With its latest capabilities for The Connected Enterprise -Boomi Connect Now, Boomi Data Services for Pivotal, Boomi API Gateway and Developer Portal, Bot SDK and new Professional Services offerings -Boomi provides the tools organizations need to support a breadth of use cases across all personas, ensuring both high productivity and IT control. Boomi democratizes integration, making it accessible to all users regardless of their level of technical expertise or role in the organization from citizen developers, business analysts and integration experts.

"Sky's mission is to connect customers to more of what they love. Dell Boomi's ability to connect data, processes and people has an extremely positive impact on the experience Sky provides its 12 million UK customers," said Olive Perrins, Service Strategy Manager at Sky. "Our people are critical to our success and being able to bring together our rich talent along with critical applications and data will be key to our continued success."


Red Hat Launches Fuse 7 and Expands Cloud-Native Integration Portfolio with New iPaaS Offering

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Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the availability of Red Hat Fuse 7, the next major release of its distributed, cloud-native integration solution, and introduced a new fully hosted low-code integration Platform-as-a-Service (iPaaS) offering, Fuse Online. With Fuse 7, Red Hat is expanding its innovative integration capabilities natively to Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, the industry's most comprehensive enterprise Kubernetes platform. Fuse gives customers a unified solution for creating, extending and deploying containerized integration services across hybrid cloud environments.

The ability to quickly and efficiently integrate custom and packaged applications across the hybrid cloud can be a competitive differentiator for organizations today. Now with an iPaaS offering, Fuse enables diverse users such as integration experts, application developers, and non-technical citizen integrators to independently participate in the integration process using a single platform, while maintaining compliance with corporate governance and processes.

Talend Boosts Business Agility Using the Cloud, Accelerating Time-to-Insight 3x

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Talend, a global leader in cloud and big data integration solutions, today unveiled a new version of Talend Integration Cloud (TIC), the company's highly scalable and secure integration platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) solution, which leverages the power of the cloud to enable widespread use of data for decision making. The new release includes a cloud-based version of Talend Data Preparation, which delivers data-as-a-service, 24x7, to a variety of business roles, while allowing IT to maintain control and governance over enterprise information. Available immediately for trial, Talend Data Preparation Cloud accelerates time-to-insight by 3x so companies can more efficiently utilize data as a strategic asset to improve business performance and competitiveness.

"Data is the new ‘oil' that fuels businesses today. To effectively advance business objectives and become truly data-driven, companies must empower all members of the organization to access, qualify, analyze and apply information to their daily job functions," said Ashley Stirrup, CMO for Talend. "The Fall ‘17 release of Talend Integration Cloud makes it easier to scale self-service access to enterprise data so employees can make more informed decisions, faster."

How iPaaS Is Extending Cloud Functionality

Just a few short years ago, the terms ‘cloud' and ‘cloud computing' were reserved for an elite few techies who understood the inner workings of cyberspace. Now these have become household words and although most businesses still don't quite comprehend what it means to work in the cloud, they know that it saves them money and are being told that they can save even more along the line because cloud-based servers are totally scalable.

As more space is needed to integrate various software stored either locally or elsewhere around the web, you can scale up, but if you find that you are not using the space you thought you would require, you can scale down. It's amazing what you can do with an integration Platform as a Service in terms of functionality, but first, you probably want to know what iPaaS is and what it means to your business.

A Brief Rundown on iPaaS

‘Confusion’ reigns with iPaaS integration

Grazed from ITWire.  Author: Peter Dinham.

Marketing gimmicks by vendors, especially “cloud washing”, and impractical ideas from some industry pundits are confusing organisations considering integration platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) as a means to ease the complexity of hybrid integration, according to one global analyst firm.

With global spend on cloud-based integration platforms expected to reach US$3.7 billion by the end of 2018, Ovum says vendors must effectively communicate and demonstrate cost benefits and return on investment (ROI) models associated with a shift to iPaaS, or they are “risking their slice of a market forecast to grow 31% over the next five years.”...

Focus on cloud goals and developer needs to choose the right PaaS

Grazed from TechTarget. Author: Stephanie Mann.

Today's Platform as a Service (PaaS) market is a competitive landscape: Stamford, Conn.-based Gartner Inc. reports that there are more than 150 PaaS offerings to choose from. Older, more established PaaS vendors like IBM and Microsoft are vying against newer players such as Google and CloudBees. And as PaaS revenue fixes to reach $2.9 billion dollars in 2016, companies looking to invest in PaaS are faced with more choices than ever before. Choosing the right one requires a focus on cloud objectives and development team needs, experts say.

Unfortunately, many organizations shop the growing PaaS market with the wrong criteria in mind. Nearly half of respondents (49.6%) to the 2013 TechTarget Cloud Pulse Survey said they chose the PaaS they did because it was part of a cloud ecosystem they were already using. Similarly, 43% of respondents said they based their decision on how well the PaaS would integrate with existing architecture...

35% companies to deploy iPaaS by 2016: Gartner

Grazed from CXOToday. Author: Editorial Staff.

Organizations are increasingly turning to iPaaS (integration platform as a service ) offerings because of their close affinity with SaaS and the anticipated greater ease of use, lower costs and faster time-to-integration than traditional integration platforms, according to Gartner.

iPaaS can be defined as a suite of cloud services enabling the development, execution and governance of integration flows connecting any combination of on-premises and cloud-based processes, services, applications and data within individual, or across multiple, organizations. The research firm predicts that by 2016, at least 35 per cent of all large and midsize organizations worldwide will be using one or more iPaaS offerings in some form...

Cloud Computing: iPaaS Solutions Popular But Lack Maturity

Grazed from FormTek. Author: Dick Weisinger.

Most medium to large size businesses run their organizations on numerous business and IT systems. The IT systems have very often been developed and grown over the years and consist of different technologies and provided by different vendors. It is the job of Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) to tie together these systems so that they can productively work together.

Successful integration of systems with EAI is not an easy task, and it’s one that businesses have IT groups have been struggling with for a long time. And it’s a task that’s only now grown more complex and difficult with the popularity of SaaS solutions.

Ovum estimates that globally organizations will be spending $14.4 billion annually on EAI solutions by 2016, based on their estimated annual growth rate of 8.3 percent. Ovum also sees an ever greater percentage of integration dollars going towards integrating SaaS solutions...

Cloud Computing: Informatica Upgrades Its iPaaS

Grazed from Sys Con Media.  Author: Maureen O'Gara.

Informatica, which already counts its Cloud processing upwards of a billion cloud integration transactions a day, has upgraded the stuff. It reckons its new Cloud Spring 2012 release will deliver the industry's most comprehensive cloud integration platform-as-a-service (iPaaS).

The biggest addition is a new Cloud Developer Edition that consists of a cloud connector toolkit and dynamic cloud integration templates for rapid connectivity to applications. Developers can embed end-user customizable integration logic and connectivity into cloud applications and platforms.

System integrators and ISVs should be able to build, customize and deliver native connectivity to any cloud or on-premise business and social applications that have published Web Services APIs...

MuleSoft Wins THINKstrategies Cloud Computing Business Value Award

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MuleSoft, provider of the #1 integration platform for the cloud, web and enterprise, today announced that it has been named a winner of THINKstrategies' Cloud Computing Business Value (CCBV) Awards program, which is aimed at promoting the measurable business benefits being delivered by today's cloud computing solutions...