Top 8 Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS)

Mule Anypoint PlatformOracle Integration Cloud ServiceIBM API ConnectSAP Cloud PlatformSEEBURGER Business Integration SuiteSnapLogicMicrosoft Azure Logic AppsBoomi AtomSphere Integration
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    The most valuable feature is their integrations and very good API management.It can scale.
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    The OIC is very good. It's easy to build an integration and make changes to it.
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    What's best about IBM API Connect is the excellent administration. The development tool that builds the API is also very simple, and user-friendly, and it doesn't consume too much time. Another valuable feature in IBM API Connect is its good reporting feature, particularly for operations, but the most valuable feature of the solution for the customer is security. IBM API Connect provides a DMZ and a security gateway between the external and internal environment, so you can publish your API safely. IBM API Connect can also integrate with any tool or middleware that works on open standards without the need for development or coding, so integration with the solution is easier.
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    Though I'm not a massive fan of the SAP Cloud Platform, it has good features, such as its integration with other SAP solutions. When integrating with SAP or even the SAP sister company SuccessFactors and other companies SAP has acquired, you also enjoy data features in the SAP Cloud Platform, such as role-based permissions and other characteristics you can import from SAP.
  6. We haven't had any issues with scaling.SEEBURGER has helped us to enable digital business transformation. Every time we add a new customer, there is a digital footprint. This is no longer a manual process.
  7. The solution could improve its API management. The solutions ability to connect "snaps" or components to the graphic user interface is very intuitive, prevents errors, and makes implementations easy.
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  9. What I found most valuable in Microsoft Azure Logic Apps is that you can run a workflow or do a high-level process orchestration, then you can call the other function and fulfill the process. For example, if you want to update a customer, you first need to get the customer's phone number and simulate the steps of the process, then Microsoft Azure Logic Apps can orchestrate that process.
  10. It is easy to learn and implement.I have found the solution to be scalable.

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Jang-Vijay SinghOracle Integration Cloud (OIC) from first-hand experience because of: * Ease… more »
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Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) Topics

Common Features of iPaaS

1. Robust set of prebuilt connectors

Once you have configured a connector, you can reuse it across your enterprise, keeping vendor-specific details in the connector.

2. Ability to create custom connectors

Your iPaaS should be able to easily create new connectors from services and APIs that already exist in your catalog. This way you can extend existing APIs and breathe new life into existing services, making them available within your iPaaS.

3. Strong data mapping functionality

iPaaS uses data mapping tools that allow you to create a common data model between systems that you can then use within your integration. Maps can be updated, leveraged, or extended to insulate orchestration flows.

4. Easily manage service interactions

An iPaaS should deliver a visual interface that can be used for constructing reusable workflows and that allows the integration specialist to build, test and deploy new integrations. Once a workflow has been created, it can be reused, and new integrations can be created quickly by changing the service endpoints.

5. Configurable workflow triggers

An iPaaS should also offer flexibility in how workflows can be invoked. In order to cover most use cases, workflows that are scheduled, event driven, or directly invokable via API should all be supported.

6. Consumability

Connector instances should present themselves as APIs. When your developers are building an app that needs to read customer data, rather than contacting your CRM administrator, they should be able to just invoke the connector which contains the credentials for reading your CRM. You’ll also want to control who is able to invoke the connector, so you need...

7. Seamless integration with API Management

In order to secure implementation, you need to be able to seamlessly surface exposed API within an API Management solution.

Who Uses iPaaS?

iPaaS is commonly used by large business-to-business (B2B) companies that need to integrate their on-premises data and applications with cloud data and applications. iPaaS is especially popular when speedy release time is key. Although IT departments could handle integration themselves, it can be more efficient and faster to use a third-party iPaaS provider instead.

Why do we need iPaaS?

A variety of factors, including customer expectations, staff departures, and fluctuating demand for certain tools, causes the needs of a company to be constantly changing. IT teams can’t keep up with custom integrations every time a new tool is adopted or an existing one needs modifying. As such, they are looking for ways for the end user to take over the integration management of new tools. iPaaS solutions can standardize how an organization takes on new applications and can ease process automation and the move of transactional data from the point of deployment.

An iPaaS will:

  1. Allow your business to integrate a wide variety of on-premises and cloud applications to synchronize data, facilitate hybrid data flows, gain better visibility, and improve operational workflows.
  2. Connect systems to applications of value, bridging the gap between data and action.
  3. Simplify processes and makes it easier to communicate with APIs.
  4. Reduce your workload by setting the groundwork for integrations.
  5. Empower end users, allowing them to use whatever technologies they want to use to get their jobs done.
The Benefits of iPaaS

1. Efficient

iPaaS makes app connections faster and easier, without the delays of traditional integration techniques. Low coding and sometimes no coding is required. This means that APIs can be generated in minutes as opposed to days or weeks.

2. Cost-effective

Rather than spending hundreds of thousands (or more) on integrations, iPaaS has an affordable monthly/yearly subscription fee. You pay as you go rather than investing a large amount up front.

3. Scalable

With iPaaS, you can easily add (or remove) services based on the needs of your business, without the labor, cost, hardware, and time commitment.

4. Compliance

iPaaS solutions offer more advanced security and governance features than do traditional integration solutions, satisfying compliance standards such as HIPAA, GDPR, CCPA, etc. They also support the latest enterprise authentication technology and advanced API logging capabilities.

5. Real-Time Integration

Because iPaaS technology is cloud-native and can quickly synchronize data both cloud-to-cloud and ground-to-cloud, it is uniquely suited to handle a high volume of real-time data integrations.

6. Ideal for multi-tenant applications

An iPaaS reduces integration redundancies and at the same time offers rapid scalability for onboarding new tenants. As it is cloud-based, it also eliminates the hardware and software requirements of multi-tenant architecture.

7. Unlimited horizontal scalability for IoT

Unlike traditional integration solutions, iPaaS can handle the horizontal scalability that Internet of Things integrations require.

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