About this Constellation ShortList
The challenges and requirements around data and application integration are quickly changing. For starters, data increasingly lives and applications increasingly run outside of the four walls of the enterprise as companies embrace cloud-based compute and storage capacity, and as they replace on-premises software with software as a service (SaaS).
Integration Platform as a Service (IPaaS) is emerging as a one-stop, cloud-based choice for supporting both data and application integration. It helps companies integrate SaaS applications with other SaaS applications, SaaS applications with on-premises applications and cloud-based data with on-premises data. It also supports data-monetization scenarios, whereby data and insight pipelines serve multiple destinations. With container- and API-based cloud architectures emerging to support all deployment modes, whether on-premises or in public clouds, IPaaS is becoming a more popular choice for all forms of integration and all deployment choices.
Workato has been added with the Q1 2019 update of this list on the strength of its growing adoption and selection as a standard by leading cloud application vendors.
Constellation considers the following criteria for these solutions:
- An effective IPaaS is accessed and managed in the cloud and addresses both data-integration and application-integration scenarios.
- An IPaaS should support ease of use with drag-and-drop or point-and-click functionality. It should minimize manual coding and encourage repeatability and reuse through prebuilt connectors for popular data sources and data targets; ready-to-run parsing, filtering and data-transformation options; and prebuilt templates or connectors for integrating popular cloud-based and on-premises applications.
- An IPaaS should address the publication and management of APIs, essential in business-to-business and emerging Internet of Things (IoT) integration scenarios.
- Modern integration increasingly demands real-time (streaming) options, as well as batch-oriented scenarios. Therefore, an IPaaS should address a range of latency requirements.
The Constellation ShortList™
Constellation evaluates more than 15 offerings in this market. This Constellation ShortList is determined by client inquiries, partner conversations, customer references, vendor selection projects, market share and internal research.
- Dell Boomi
Frequency of Evaluation
Each Constellation ShortList evaluation will be updated every 180 days as needed.
Constellation clients may work with the analyst and research team to conduct a more thorough discussion of this ShortList. Constellation can also provide guidance in vendor selection and contract negotiation.