About this Constellation ShortList™

Integration platform as a service (IPaaS) is a one-stop, cloudbased choice for supporting both data and application integration. IPaaS helps companies integrate software-as-aservice (SaaS) applications with other SaaS applications, SaaS applications with on-premises applications and cloudbased data with on-premises data. It also supports data-monetization scenarios, whereby data and insight pipelines serve multiple destinations.

On the cutting edge, IPaaS offerings are increasingly adding workflow, process automation and orchestration capabilities. What’s more, container- and API-based cloud architectures are emerging to support all deployment modes, whether on-premises or in public clouds.

Oracle was removed from this ShortList for lack of progress in unifying various integration products into a unified integration platform as a service. TIBCO was removed from this Short- List in the wake of significant restructuring and management changes in 2023.

Threshold Criteria

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-anddrop 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 the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) integration scenarios.
  • Augmented features powered by machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI) and generative AI are rapidly emerging and should be on the short-term roadmap.
  • Workflow and process automation are must-have capabilities in a modern IPaaS.
  • 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 solutions categorized in this market. This Constellation ShortList is determined by client inquiries, partner conversations, customer references, vendor selection projects, market share and internal research.


Frequency of Evaluation

Each Constellation ShortList is updated at least once per year. Updates may occur after six months if deemed necessary.

Evaluation Services

Constellation clients can work with the analyst and the research team to conduct a more thorough discussion of this ShortList. Constellation can also provide guidance in vendor selection and contract negotiation.

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