According to Gaurav Dhillon, CEO of SnapLogic, there’s not just an Innovator’s Dilemma hitting legacy technology vendors, there’s an Integrator’s Dilemma that the customers of traditional middleware and data integration providers are struggling with in the face of the today’s industry mega-trends. As he states:
“The dilemma for enterprise IT organizations is that their legacy integration technologies were built before the era of big data, social, mobile and cloud computing and simply can’t keep up.”
Here’s a video of Gaurav talking about the Integrator’s Dilemma:
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Gaurav Dhillon co-founded Informatica in 1992 and ran the company until 2004. In 2006 he co-founded SnapLogic, a data integration start-up in San Mateo, California. In 2010 he took over as the company’s Chairman and CEO and re-focused the company on tackling the emerging cloud data and application integration challenge in the enterprise.
Today SnapLogic introduced the SnapLogic Integration Cloud, with a focus on three key areas:
You can read more about the Winter 2014 release of the multi-tenant integration platform as a service (iPaaS) here. Here’s a video of Gaurav introducing the company out summarizing the importance of the right approach to cloud data and application integration in the API economy. He’s also presenting on that topic on a GigaOM webinar with David Linthicum later this week.
This is a pretty cool video about how Pandora runs over 80 internal business applications in the cloud. They deliver an amazing music service in the cloud and they run their entire IT infrastructure in the cloud. I guess you can say that Pandora’s IT organization isn’t just Cloud First, they’re Cloud Only!
Check out two great new videos posted by my friends at Host Analytics.
1) Dave Kellogg, who is now an Enterprise Irregular, talks about the SaaS model and why vendors are so focused on customer success. (And no, it’s not just that they’re nice people.)
2) Jeff Kaplan, who runs THINKstrategies and can usually be found speaking at a cloud conference or at an airport, talks about how the SaaS model has enabled IT organizations to play the strategic role they were meant to play in the enterprise. He also makes a stinging point about on-premises vendors hosting crappy apps vs. investing in real, multitenant cloud services.
Good stuff guys!
Yesterday I attended the Zuora Subscribed conference. The theme of the day was the “unstoppable” subscription economy. The company also announced a Subscription Manifesto. I’ll post a more detailed overview on the SnapLogic blog next week (we were a sponsor). Today I was driving back from meeting with a CIO at a company in the midst of transitioning from an old-world, hand-coded data integration approach to a modern, truly elastic cloud integration platform. Two songs came on the radio that really summarized my thoughts on the conference and shift that’s taking place in enterprise software. (Thank you 107.7 The Bone!)
The first was Unchained by Van Halen: “Change, ain’t nothin’ stays the same.”
Some of the words I heard over and over at the Zuora conference were:
- Customer Success
- Pay as you go
Then, right after rocking out to some classic Van Halen, Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd came on the radio. It reminded me of the boiling frog metaphor. This is what it feels like when you’re at a perpetual license software company that hasn’t done what Adobe did recently and fully embraced the subscription economy. “There is no pain you are receding. A distant smoke [cloud?] on the horizon.”
Some of the words that come to mind when I think about the old world:
- Maintenance fees
- Upfront payment
The subscription economy is here – congratulations to Zuora on a great conference! Next stop – Dreamforce 2013!
And because it’s Friday, here are the two videos. Both happen to be great songs (in my opinion); just very different messages…
Michael Arrington talks business strategy with Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff. Good discussion about technology disruption and the impact of cloud, social and mobile on the industry.
In this video, SnapLogic CEO (and co-founder of Informatica) Gaurav Dhillon talks about the mission of his company and what’s changed in the data integration market.
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Because I find myself occasionally looking for this presentation as a reference , I thought I’d post it here. If you haven’t checked out the Mary Meeker / Liang Wu presentation, it’s worth spending time reviewing. For what it’s worth, as of today it’s been shared over 10K times on LinkedIn and has over 12K Facebook likes. Enjoy!
I recently delivered a presentation for an online conference called Cloud-Con, which focused on Cloud Integration and Web API Management. My session introduced Informatica’s new virtual data machine called Vibe, reviewed the primary cloud integration and data management challenges and introduced Informatica Cloud. I also touched upon the concepts of Lean Integration outlined ways to consider establishing an integration competency center (ICC). Here is the presentation with the embedded video.