Posts Tagged 'data integration on demand'

Data Integration in the Cloud

 “Personally, I look forward to better and easier cloud integration. Our systems folks are offsite in another state and getting anything done these days is like an exercise in frustration! I know we have data we want to utilize outside of our systems, but securely. Cloud integration that could guarantee the security and not have us investing in the hardware to support it would be a big help.”

This feedback to a post by Informatica’s Ron Papas called, “Understanding Cloud Integration” (along with +20 5-star AppExchange reviews) has got me thinking a lot about the opportunity to deliver data integration as an on-demand service. Ron outlines three types of technologies and approaches for cloud integration:

  1. Traditional enterprise software
  2. Integration tools hosted “in the cloud” (a la Amazon EC2)
  3. Integration as a service (see video below for a nice explanaition of cloud computing)

This blog will focus primarily on #3 as well as the surrounding trends in the business software market

But wait, isn’t data integration a complex topic? And isn’t software as a service (SaaS) all about simplicity and ease of use? Yes and yes. Sounds like a great opportunity to me…

I’m looking forward to the discussion and hope you’ll join in.


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