what makes a good api

There is hardly an IT application nowadays that doesn’t provide an API, which specifies how this application should interact with the rest of the IT ecosystem. So, it’s no wonder that IT staff even at large enterprises increasingly make use of APIs when they need to integrate multiple systems with each other, commonly new SaaS applications with the existing IT …

Enterprise integration platform as a service vendors overview

Enterprise Integration Platform as a service (EiPaaS) is commonly used to describe a suite of cloud-based tools and services that are designed to support enterprise-grade integration strategy and initiatives. The hallmarks of EiPaaS products are ease-of-use, standardization and pre-built modules such as connection endpoints (usually API-based, to connect to a business application like CRM or ERP), automation flow builder and …

webhooks vs API

Webhooks vs API, oh well. When there is a talk about what method to use in order to seamlessly sync datasets between applications, platforms and databases (in other words, to perform application integration), APIs are often named as today’s best-practices method for handling this. Unlike ETL-based integrations, which are not scalable, quite expensive and a bad fit for dynamic changes …

Legacy system integration

While there are many challenges young companies might struggle with, they certainly escaped one that is a blessing and a curse at the same time – the legacy IT systems. Data is indeed one of the companies’ most valued assets, as knowledge (read, ‘data’) empowers better, more informed business decisions. Moreover, chances are your organization already has most of the knowledge …

The new normal of data management

There are few parts of business that the Covid-19 pandemic hasn’t impacted, in some cases creating pervasive and long-lasting change. While no one knows exactly how our lives will emerge from this upheaval, for businesses it’s clear that long term survival depends on agility. Entire workforces have been mobilised in a matter of weeks. Employees – even the Luddites among …

SaaS customer retention in times of COVID-19

IDC forecast that 2019 would be the year when enterprise IT spending by departmental managers overtook spending by the IT department itself.  Cloud-based on-demand services have become the norm by lowering barriers to technology purchases and enabling cost centre managers to quickly and easily deploy the software of their choice. Flexible subscription contracts gave access to an almost unlimited bank …

COVID-19 is rewarding the frontrunners of digital transformation

With increasingly draconian measures worldwide aimed at keeping people at home to quell the spread of COVID-19, companies of all shapes and sizes and across the majority of industries are finding themselves in the same situation – how to equip and empower their workforce for mobile working. More than 5 million companies around the world will experience an impact at …

SaaStr Annual Braindates

Let me start by introducing myself properly: I’m Renat Zubairov, CEO and Co-Founder of a Germany-based company elastic.io, part-time techie, part-time sales, full-time father of three. And I will be hosting a topic at the SaaStr Annual Braindates 2020. While working at our previous companies, Igor, Rico (the other elastic.io co-founders) and I realized how much of a challenge the …