What exactly is iPaas? Thank you Gartner for this excellent description 🙂
iPaaS is a suite of cloud services enabling development, execution and governance of integration flows connecting any combination of on premises and cloud-based processes, services, applications and data within individual or across multiple organizations.
iPaas has been designed with cloud integration in mind, not just the integration of a single enterprise. Some benefits:
- A single platform to build, deploy and manage integration processes
- Scalable infrastructure, easy management
- Automatic upgrades and deployments
- Shorter implementation times
- Subscription model
In addition to that, some iPaas platforms also offer message queueing. So if you are looking for event-driven integration options, it is all possible.
So think twice before you implement an ESB. You often don’t need one. And why not using a mix of a new iPaas and your existing ESB? Or combine an iPaas with a message broker like ActiveMQ? Long live the hybrid world 🙂
Dell Boomi is the #1 iPaas platform. Visit the Dell Boomi platform page for more information.