Software AG recently announced that it has acquired San Francisco-based cloud data integration provider Built.io. Founded by entrepreneurs Nishant Patel and Nega Sampat in 2007, Built.io offers a popular Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) product called Flow. Built.io’s Flow and Embed products will be made available as a single integrated offering inside the Software AG webMethods Integration platform as a result of the deal.
Built.io enables anyone to connect any tool through its cloud-based integration service. The company offers solutions for both citizen integrators and IT administrators. The enterprise version features thousands of pre-built integrations, and additional integrations are added on-demand by the vendor. Flow provides an intuitive drag-and-drop user interface, advanced debugging, and a code editor for Node.js custom code.
In a statement to the press, Software AG’s Chief of Technology Wolfram Jost said: “Cloud integration is at the heart of the digital transformation with 80 percent of the work in IoT projects related to integration. In a world of decentralised IT architectures based on microservices, APIs and events, integration is the core capability enabling end-to-end processes and improving customer experiences. Speed and flexibility in implementing integration projects are playing an increasingly important role in business success.”
The acquisition will extend Software AG’s product portfolio to small and medium-sized organizations. The merger will also enable Software AG to deliver its integration tools via a completely embedded solution. Key additions coming soon to the Software AG integration tool include instant integration through self-service access to Flow, visual integration, and tools that enable non-technical users to connect their data in context.
Built.io has seen its star rise considerably in the last calendar year, and was recently named a challenger in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service. Solutions Review also included the company as a cloud data integration provider to watch in 2018.