The 17 Best API Integration Platforms, Software and Tools for 2024
Solutions Review’s listing of the best API integration platforms is an annual mashup of products that best represent current market conditions, according to the crowd. Our editors selected the best API integration platforms based on each solution’s Authority Score; a meta-analysis of real user sentiment through the web’s most trusted business software review sites and our own proprietary five-point inclusion criteria.
The editors at Solutions Review have developed this resource to assist buyers in search of the best API integration platforms to fit the needs of their organization. Choosing the right product and solution can be a complicated process — one that requires in-depth research and often comes down to more than just the solution and its technical capabilities. To make your search a little easier, we’ve profiled the best API integration platforms all in one place. We’ve also included solution and product line names and introductory software tutorials straight from the source so you can see each solution in action.
Note: The best API integration platforms are listed in alphabetical order.
The Best API Integration Platforms
Platform: Boomi AtomSphere
Description: Boomi is a leading provider in the connectivity and automation space. 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.
Description: Celigo offers an Integration Platform as a Service product called Integrator.io. The solution enables organizations to connect applications, synchronize data, and automate processes. Celigo features an integration wizard that includes an API assistant, a visual field mapping interface, and drop-down menus. The tool also offers reusable pre-configured integration templates available on the integrator.io marketplace, allowing users to create their own library of reusable, standalone flows.
Platform: Cleo Integration Cloud
Description: The Cleo Integration Cloud allows organizations to connect to enterprise and SaaS applications with a variety of connectors and APIs. The tool automatically accepts, transforms, orchestrates, connects, and integrates all B2B data types from any source and to any target, and can be deployed via several different methods. Cleo Integration Cloud can also be embedded for SaaS or Information Services organizations and can be utilized as a managed service to offload complex integrations to the vendor’s experts.
Platform: Cloud Elements
Description: Cloud Elements offers an API integration product that features pre-built connectors called Elements. Elements enable connections into specific cloud applications or cloud service endpoints and provide normalized authentication, discovery APIs, search, event-driven workflows, and unified error handling. Cloud Elements was designed to enhance developer experience regardless of the application’s backend and creates a unified API layer and standards-based implementation across environments.
Platform: Flowgear .NET Platform
Description: Flowgear is a South Africa-based integration Platform as a Service provider that offers enterprise application integration tools. Their product provides a blend of technical depth and ease of use for developers. Flowgear is cloud-native, and known for its data transportation framework, cloud-based task hosting, and visual designer. Lightweight services called DropPoints grants on-site applications the ability to connect on-prem systems with the cloud. Flowgear also enables a two-speed (bimodal) approach to the integration lifecycle.
Platform: IBM Cloud Integration
Related products: IBM InfoSphere Classic Federation Server, IBM InfoSphere Data Replication, IBM InfoSphere DataStage, IBM App Connect, IBM Streams, IBM Data Refinery, IBM BigIntegrate, IBM InfoSphere Information Server
Description: IBM offers several distinct data integration tools in both on-prem and cloud deployments, and for virtually every enterprise use case. Its on-prem data integration suite features tools for traditional (replication and batch processing) and modern integration synchronization and data virtualization) requirements. IBM also offers a variety of prebuilt functions and connectors. The mega-vendor’s cloud integration product is widely considered one of the best in the marketplace, and additional functionality is coming in the months ahead.
Platform: Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services
Related products: Informatica Intelligent Data Platform, Informatica PowerCenter, Informatica PowerExchange, Informatica Data Replication, Informatica B2B Data Transformation, Informatica B2B Data Exchange, Informatica Big Data Integration Hub, Informatica Data Services, Informatica Big Data Management, Informatica Big Data Integration Hub, Informatica Big Data Streaming, Informatica Enterprise Data Catalog, Informatica Enterprise Data Preparation, Informatica Edge Data Streaming
Description: Informatica’s data integration tools portfolio includes both on-prem and cloud deployments for a number of enterprise use cases. The vendor combines advanced hybrid integration and governance functionality with self-service business access for various analytic functions. Augmented integration is possible via Informatica’s CLAIRE Engine, a metadata-driven AI engine that applies machine learning. Informatica touts strong interoperability between its growing list of data management software products.
Platform: Jitterbit Harmony
Description: 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.
Platform: Azure Integration Services
Related products: Azure Data Factory cloud integration service, SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
Description: 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.
Platform: Anypoint Platform
Description: MuleSoft offers a B2B application delivery network that connects data, applications and devices with APIs. 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. MuleSoft provides both traditional and Integration Platform as a Service products and touts a growing capabilities portfolio.
Platform: Oracle Integration Cloud Service
Related products: Oracle GoldenGate, Oracle Data Integrator, Oracle Big Data SQL, Oracle Service Bus, Oracle Data Integration Cloud Service
Description: 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.
Platform: Qlik Blendr.io
Related products: Qlik Replicate, Qlik Compose, Qlik Catalog
Description: Qlik offers a range of integration capabilities that span four product lines. The flagship product is Qlik Replicate, a tool that replicates, synchronizes, distributes, consolidates, and ingests data across major databases, data warehouses, and Hadoop. The portfolio is buoyed by Qlik Compose for data lake and data warehouse automation and Qlik Catalog for enterprise self-service cataloging. Qlik also offers Integration Platform as a Service functionality through its Blendr.io product, which touts API connectivity, no-code integration and application automation.
Platform: SAP Cloud Platform Integration Suite
Related products: SAP Replication Server, SAP Landscape Transformation Replication Server, SAP Data Hub, SAP HANA, SAP Cloud Integration Platform Suite, SAP Data Services
Description: 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.
Platform: Intelligent Integration Platform
Description: SnapLogic’s Intelligent Integration Platform integrates 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. It 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.
Platform: TIBCO Cloud Integration
Related products: TIBCO Data Virtualization, TIBCO EBX, TIBCO StreamBase, TIBCO Messaging, TIBCO Spotfire
Description: TIBCO’s flagship Integration Platform as a Service product, TIBCO Cloud Integration, requires no code. It also allows users to create, model, and deploy APIs in a completely guided process. TIBCO acquired Scribe Software in June 2018 and has rolled its capabilities into TIBCO Cloud Integration as a complimentary package. TIBCO offers a fully integrated data platform that can handle a variety of data integration use cases. The company’s acquisition of Cisco’s data virtualization technologies rounds out its product portfolio even further.
Platform: Tray Automation Platform
Related products: Tray Embedded
Description: Tray.io offers an API integration platform that lets users configure complex workflows, integrate applications, and add customized logic. The product features a clicks-or-code configuration for hastened setup and a quick ramp-up experience for users as well. Tray also touts a universal connector for any RESTful API, full API access via custom fields, a growing list of pre-built connectors, and connector versioning to prevent lapses if an API ever changes. Tray.io is available in a number of editions based on functionality.
Description: 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.