A few years ago Informatica’s Ron Papas wrote a blog post called – Salesforce.com Integration – Inside Out or Outside In. He defined an “outside in” cloud integration solution as, “ ideal for organizations with limited IT resources that will rely on their Salesforce Administrator or a line of business analyst to do that work.”
I was recently interviewed by Ron Powell of the ByeNetwork about the evolution of cloud-based data integration and noted that increasingly enterprise IT organizations are seeking to take advantage of this model to complement and extend their on-premise deployments in order to delver well-governed self-service to the business.
Chris Boorman, Informatica’s CMO, also picked up this theme in an update - Unification: Enterprise Integration meets Departmental Integration via the Cloud. He highlighted 4 key guiding Informatica Cloud principles:
- Rapid Deployment
So how much has really changed when it comes to cloud data integration in the enterprise?
Do you agree with this statement from my interview:
“Fast forward to 2012, and it’s amazing to see the tipping point we have reached. It has become cloud first. Now, in many – if not most – IT organizations, you have to justify why an application, platform, or infrastructure investment isn’t cloud based. It’s been an interesting transition over the last few years, and I think it has accelerated faster than anyone would have guessed.”