These providers have recently been named major players in Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service for 2020 by analyst house Gartner, Inc.
Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service (EiPaaS) products are suites of data and application integration capabilities with shared metadata that enable collaboration across different functions. Primary drivers for these solutions include ease of use and productivity advantages that are suitable for the cloud. Your users don’t have to be integration experts to put enterprise iPaaS to use, either. There are both small and large providers that offer software to help these companies with both niche and common challenges, though choosing the vendor(s) that are right for your specific environment can be a daunting task.
The following providers have recently been named leaders in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service. The report, which highlights and scores the top products in the industry, features these four tools as being cornerstones in the space. Each provider’s market share and product portfolios differ, which is what makes them interesting to the wider audience of data consumers. Niche and emerging vendors can only hope to replicate the kind of market presence that these providers have earned over a sustained period of time. Here we provide a brief blurb about each and links to product details so you can learn more.
Informatica offers an expansive portfolio of data management tools in various deployments. The vendor’s customer base is more than 7,000 organizations. Informatica touts strong interoperability between its growing list of software solutions, and the AI-powered CLAIRE engine is an intriguing add-on to the existing platform. Analyst house Gartner, Inc. named Informatica a leader in both the Data Integration Tools and Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service space in 2020.
Boomi is a Dell Technologies company. The company is recognized as one of the top providers of Integration Platform as a Service tools in the marketplace. Boomi’s flagship product, AtomShere, supports integration processes between cloud platforms, software-as-a-service applications, and on-prem systems. AtomSphere uses a visual interface to configure application integrations. The solution’s runtime tool, Boomi Atom, allows integrations to be deployed wherever they are needed. The AtomSphere platform is available in several editions, based on use case and functionality.
SAP provides on-prem and cloud integration functionality through two main channels. Traditional capabilities are offered through SAP Data Services, a data management platform that provides capabilities for data integration, quality, and cleansing. Integration Platform as a Service features are available through the SAP Cloud Platform. SAP’s Cloud Platform integrates processes and data between cloud apps, 3rd party applications, and on-prem solutions. The company also provides tools that allow users to browse and discover APIs via API Business Hub.
Workato offers a self-service application integration solution for unifying applications on-prem and in the cloud. The product allows organizations to create recipes, which are automated workflows that connect apps to complete tasks composed by users based on a combination of apps, triggers, and actions. Workato currently connects to more than 300 enterprise apps, with new apps being added frequently. Workato customers are overwhelmingly represented in the manufacturing industry, with nearly three-quarters located in North America.
MuleSoft offers a B2B application delivery network that connects data, applications, and devices with APIs. Founded in 2006, MuleSoft has more than 900 customers in 60 countries. The vendor enables organizations to improve their applications through integration while also providing API connectivity to a wide variety of on-prem and cloud-based applications and systems. The California-based solution provider provides both traditional and Integration Platform as a Service products and touts a growing capabilities portfolio.
Jitterbit offers cloud data integration and API transformation capabilities. The company’s main product, Jitterbit Harmony, allows organizations to design, deploy, and manage the entire integration lifecycle. The platform features a graphical interface for guided drag-and-drop configuration, integration via pre-built templates, and the ability to infuse applications with artificial intelligence. Users can run the tool in cloud, hybrid, or on-prem environments, and feed consolidated data to real-time analytics.
Oracle offers a full spectrum of data integration tools for traditional use cases as well as modern ones, in both on-prem and cloud deployments. The company’s product portfolio features technologies and services that allow organizations to full lifecycle data movement and enrichment. Oracle data integration provides pervasive and continuous access to data across heterogeneous systems via bulk data movement, transformation, bidirectional replication, metadata management, data services, and data quality for customer and product domains.
SnapLogic’s Intelligent Integration Platform provides integration across applications, databases, data warehouses, big data streams, and IoT deployments. It allows both IT and business users to create data pipelines that can be deployed on-prem or in the cloud. The platform features an HTML5 visual designer and a proprietary AI algorithm called Iris that learns common integration patterns and drives self-service by recommending flows. Complete support for complex transformations, conditional operations, triggers, parameterization, aggregation, and reuse maximizes the tool’s flexibility.
Microsoft offers its data integration functionality on-prem and in the cloud (via Integration Platform as a Service). The company’s traditional integration tool, SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), is included inside the SQL Server DBMS platform. Microsoft also touts two cloud SaaS products: Azure Logic Apps and Microsoft Flow. Flow is ad hoc integrator-centric and included in the overarching Azure Logic Apps solution.
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