Integration Platform as-a-Service, or iPaaS, has undoubtedly become one of the big buzzwords within the today’s IT industry. The current IT market is exploding with dozens if not hundreds cloud-based software solutions. And while many companies readily jumped on this cloud train believing that using cloud application would streamline many business processes and, therefore, optimize their business, they had to …

This blog article is available in English and German. To read the German version, just click on the language switcher above. As an iPaaS (integration platform as a service) with different and also scalable price plans, we needed a solution to be able to manage recurring payments efficiently and easily. Back then, we chose Stripe as a means to accept …

Diesen Blogpost gibt es in Deutsch und English. Für die englische Version klicken Sie bitte auf den Sprachumschalter oben. Als iPaaS (Integrationsplattform as-a-Service) mit unterschiedlichen und dazu noch skalierbaren Preismodellen, brauchten wir eine Lösung, um wiederkehrende Zahlungen einfach zu handhaben. Wir haben uns damals für Stripe entschieden, weil es einer der Marktführer in diesem Bereich war, hatte eine API und …

Last Friday, at the end of the day, I heard from some girl that the Channel Trends+Visions fair-trade organized by ALSO, wholesale distributor of information and communication technology as well as consumer electronics, is her favourite one. And now I can easily see why. Starting with the location, the fair-trade is run in a former machine room for furnace blowers …

Last week some of you noticed that the integration solution you’re using didn’t synchronize data as timely as it used to do, or sometimes even didn’t synchronize at all. Some other sporadic issues have been reported as well, e.g. some integration solutions couldn’t be even activated. As you might have seen, we’ve announced about that on Twitter, saying that GitHub …

This year CeBIT was a great experience. Last year we at elastic.io won CODE_n competition and spent a whole week in the Hall 16, was a lot of fun. This year I only spent 3 full days on CeBIT, however, they were as intense as the whole week last year. Day 1 (17th of March) On that day we had …

Meet the companies destroying software suites and system integration as we know it

Originally posted on BDO Blog, by Jakob Sand, leader of the Global TMT M & A team. Cloud connectors and their surrounding ecosystem promise a new, flexible approach to creating best-of-breed software and application solutions for individuals and companies alike. The approach might spell the end of system integration and software suites, as we know them. Meet three of the …

mailjet integration howto

In our last blog post I was talking about how a ready-to-use Mailjet integration solution can effectively support you in automating your email marketing with Mailjet. This time, as promised, I’m going to lead you step-by-step through the Mailjet integration process. We’ve prepared a few ready-to-use recipes which you can find here (UPDATE: the links is no longer available due …

email marketing automatisation

Are you already familiar with automated email marketing or are considering your first steps towards this? Either way, you probably have already heard about Mailjet (if not – you must check it out!). Mailjet is an awesome transactional and marketing email service provider based in France. It allows you to send e.g. automated welcome emails as soon as you get …

Alternatives to Heroku

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Alternative to Heroku

I was spending couple of evenings last week looking for German hosted alternatives to Heroku. Heroku is an absolutely awesome Platform as a Service (PaaS). We at elastic.io are active and paying customers of Heroku for the last two years. We are very happy with the value it provides, however after the NSA scandal we are being very often asked …