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 …

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 …

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. …

What implementation partners can learn from Slack

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 …

Manage multiple applications

Ok, you probably did hear about these ways. However, you might be not quite aware of their most obvious advantages and drawbacks. Whether you are a non-developer seeking ways to connect two disparate SaaS “programs” or a product manager looking for an integration solution that would fit your company’s needs, I hope that you can use the points below as …

elastic.io Platform 2.0 Democratizes Application Integration

elastic.io is introducing the second version of its platform standardizing the integration of various IT applications. The new approach allows to integrate self-developed connectors into a superordinate platform and thus, connect any number of cloud-based as well as on-premise IT applications in a standardized environment and easily monitor all processes. The empowering democratization of business applications How many applications a …

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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 …