iPaaS vs. Enterprise Service Bus

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

Renat Zubairov feature-alert

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 …

IoT System Integration Meets iPaaS: What 4 Features Are Essential

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 Drives …

Quick video tutorial: How to create an elastic.io integration component in only four steps

Olga Annenko how to

Script: If this is for the first time that we create a new elastic.io integration component, we need to create a new team first. In this particular team, there is currently only one member named Igor Drobiazko. Next step is to create a new repository for our elastic.io integration component. The repository will be assigned to our nearly created team. Now we …

integration platform as a service

In the modern business world, it’s all about automation. It starts with such simple tasks as how to send out automated emails and goes way beyond automatic exchange of data between enterprise systems of record or systems of engagements. When it comes to complex automated data exchange scenarios, there are various tools that IT typically uses to enable this: ESBs, …

conference best practices

Conferences and industry events are a rich ground for developing great business relationships… or are they? I used to think so until I realised that after each conference I was only left with a used up name tag and a few contacts to people that I didn’t even see myself doing business with. But I’m not going to go as …

saas integration

Summary 2015/2016 is seeing a shift in the business model of SaaS implementation partners. Some of them are moving from offering purely individual implementation and integration projects to adding integration as a service in form of integration marketplaces to their portfolios. As it is with any other recent trends and shifts in SaaS industry, it is essential for SaaS implementation …

Feature alert January 2016

Renat Zubairov feature-alert

Beginning of 2016 was very interesting for us – new customers and many new features in our platform. We scratched the 300k mark of launched containers in January, growing significantly in comparison with December 2015. Here is a short summary of new features delivered and released in January 2016. New features Two major themes for January were API and stability / performance. …

eventual consistency

elastic.io platform connects and keeps different systems in synch using their APIs. All this is done despite their different hierarchical structures with inter-object dependencies, different data types and different locations. It would seem to be an impossible task to achieve, especially in the current distributed computer systems where the problem of common state or consistency can really hamper the success …

communication between microservices

We interviewed one of our platform users Dan Bruce, CTO and co-founder of mobile FinTech startup Albert about how they established communication between microservices within 15 minutes. Albert helps freelancers create invoices as easily and as quickly as possible, all for free. “Invoicing is now as easy as email.” What problem did you have that you wanted to solve with …