Feature alert March 2016

March is over and we are excited to introduce you to our awesome new feature as well as to some improvements of an already existing one. Step-by-step execution Previously, when you set up your integration flow, you could check whether everything’s working only after you started the whole thing. You would naturally get very detailed logs to troubleshoot, but there is still a much …

Moving from no-cloud to a cloud-born company3

Last week we talked about expectations that companies usually have about moving to the cloud and whether these expectations are eventually met afterwards. This week, as promised, we’re publishing an interview with a person who comes from a completely non-cloud area and is running now a 100% cloud-based company. He’s going to share his thoughts on the security issues, advantages …

Cloud Adoption_Reality check

Over the past several years, moving to the cloud became tantamount to positioning one’s business as an innovative one, saving considerable costs, improving overall business performance, and so much more. Most businesses eagerly embraced the cloud, due to a larger extent, to these core benefits: Scalability Cost savings Flexibility Competitive advantage Automatic software updates Indeed, according to the Cloud Industry …

Postmodern ERP strategy

Just yesterday we were talking about ERP systems and a colleague of mine told a story about introduction of an ERP suite at one of the companies she used to work with. Without boring you with details, long story short — the company almost went bankrupt, because they invested a huuuge amount of money into the ERP implementation and they failed. Failed …

Platforms as Business Models

Platforms are changing the world It doesn’t matter if it involves the exchange of physical goods (e.g. eBay and Etsy), virtual goods (e.g. Youtube and Facebook) or standardized services (e.g. Uber and Airbnb). Never in the history has there been such a rapid growth of companies which core is a platform model. In his fantastic book Platform Scale, Sangeet Paul …

ESB vs. iPaaS

Recently, I came across a statement that ESB, as opposed to iPaaS, was developed for access administration to obsolete, legacy systems (by definition on-premise ones). Indeed, the term ‘enterprise service bus’ allegedly made its appearance in 2002, while cloud computing basically arrived together with Salesforce in 1999, or so they say. So, it might seem as if ESB was indeed …

Feature alert February 2016

February is over and we are excited to give you a short overview of the improvements we’ve been working on during the cold and rainy month. Tenant management UI (preview) Multi-tenancy is a built-in feature of elastic.io from day one. Set of tenant management capabilities was already available to our customers on the Embedded and White-label plans long before, and now we are …

When IoT Integration Projects Meet iPaaS

In my last article, I indicated that an iPaaS (integration platform as a service) can be a good fit for IoT-related integration projects based on the fact that most IoT services have an API. While I continue holding to this position, there is another perspective on the connection between IoT and iPaaS uttered by Gartner in their research note “IoT …

4 implementation use cases for an iPaaS

Gartner introduced the term iPaaS in 2011, referring to “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”. Since then iPaaS has been diligently serving its main purpose, which has been exactly connecting cloud-to-cloud and cloud-to-on-premise applications. …