Posts Tagged 'Integration Platform as a Service'

It’s Time to Rethink Integration

Last week SnapLogic posted the company’s mission on their blog, which is focused on accelerating how enterprise integration technology is delivered in the enterprise. The company is growing rapidly and hiring. Here is the their mission statement:

It’s time to rethink integration.
Integrating data and applications with legacy products is slowing down your business.
What you’re running now is no longer running fast enough for today’s business needs.
But what if you could eliminate the pain of integration and get to its promise?
To prioritize outcomes over process.
To enable your enterprise with a modern solution.

With SnapLogic you can.

SnapLogic brings all your data together, at incredible speeds and
with an ease never known before.
Data, applications, and APIs—from any source, anywhere.
Instead of coding, you merely drag and drop intelligent connectors in the cloud.
They fit together seamlessly.
In a snap.

You’ll connect faster and more efficiently, enabling you to become a more agile business.
Whether it’s maximizing investments in big data, or getting new products to market faster.

Whatever your enterprise strategy, SnapLogic gets you there easier and quicker.
And wasn’t that what integration was supposed to do in the first place?
Don’t let your legacy integration solution be your legacy.
It’s time to let go of those old ideas.
It’s time to operate at the speed of modern business.

You can learn more about SnapLogic on the company’s website.

 

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Aggregating Salesforce Data with a Cloud Integration Template

Recently Informatica announced the availability of Cloud Integration Templates with the Summer 2012 release. I sat down with the lead product manager for this area of the product line and published the interview on the Informatica Perspectives blog. He described Cloud Integration Templates this way:

“In the world of mash-ups you have charts, components you bring into your framework. You size them and set certain attributes and it works. If you think of integration processes this way and define a Salesforce CRM to Netsuite integration as a Template for example, you should be able to just drop it in and it works (assuming the cloud connectivity is supported). Mash-up builders make it easy to build apps rapidly. What Cloud Integration Templates do is allow you to abstract integration processes so the developers can work with only what they need.”

I wanted to post an example of a Cloud Integration Template that has already become quite popular on the Informatica Marketplace – The Salesforce Aggregator Template.  From the Marketplace description:

The Salesforce Aggregator Template allows you to aggregate data using aggregation functions such as SUM, MIN, and MAX on any desired dataset. As a result, you can build summaries of a dataset from various field-level details. You can also perform mathematical and/or transactional operations between different source fields and place the result in a target.”

Here’s a video of the Cloud Integration Template in action. They are available to anyone taking a 30 day Informatica Cloud trial and in the Basic, Standard and Enterprise editions.

Informatica Cloud Integration Customer Success

Not too long ago I posted an interview on the Informatica Perspectives blog with Bryan Plaster, who runs the company’s customer success team for cloud integration. The results of the program are reflected in the number of positive reviews Informatica Cloud has received on the Salesforce AppExchange as well as the continued cloud data integration growth that is reflected on the trust site – Trust.InformaticaCloud.com.

Here is a YouTube Playlist of some of the customer videos on the Informatica Cloud YouTube Channel. You can also check out more videos on the Informatica Cloud video channel, which includes many customer anecdotes from different presentations as well as online training.

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Cloud-Con Integration – Connecting Cloud, SaaS and On-Premise Data and Apps

I recently participated in the Cloud-Con event focused on integration. Run by the Integration Developer News team, I always find these events to be incredibly well run. Vance McCarthy does a great job keeping the dialog relevant, focused and engaging.

Each vendor was given the opportunity to share a case study and to provide an overview of their cloud integration solution. You can download all of the slides and view the sessions here.

The Informatica Cloud presentations are embedded below:

Integration Platform as a Service Announced

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Last week Informatica Cloud Summer 2012 was announced. The company’s award-winning multi-tenant integration service now processes more than 1 billion cloud integration transactions per day and this release introduces a Cloud Connector Toolkit and Cloud Integration Templates that will be be available in a new Developer Edition.

Gartner analyst Yefim Natis has this to say about the growing significance of integration platform as a service (iPaaS):

“Gartner expects iPaaS adoption to grow significantly during the next five years. Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) can provide a foundation for hybrid cloud computing, engaging old and new applications and data, on-premises and in the cloud. iPaaS is a key component of any comprehensive cloud application infrastructure offering and an essential requirement for future leadership in PaaS markets by any vendor.”

You can read more about the Informatica Cloud integration platform as a service (iPaaS) components on the Perspectives blog and read some of the coverage here. I’ve also embedded the webinar we delivered on the release below:

 


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