Data integration and data analytics at the core

Last week we published the first part of our article on omnichannel, which came as a result out of an interview with Duncan Avis, Customer Enterprise Lead at Global KPMG Connected. We said that according to one of the latest KPMG studies, companies successful at omnichannel are also successful at eight core capabilities which imply connecting the front, middle and back …

REST API component - Deutsche Bahn

An overwhelming number of applications use REST API to ensure communication with other applications and services. In fact, we have a REST API of our own and most of our connectors are built on top of certain REST APIs, such as MailChimp, SugarCRM, Salesforce, Magento, and so on. Typically, REST APIs are very fine-granular creatures composed of multiple GET-POST-PUT operations. …

Integration Components Special in September

Our usual Feature Alerts are almost exclusively about new or improved features and functionalities of the elastic.io platform. Yet integration components are what makes any integration platform as a service a true magic wand in the hands of integrators. That is why we decided to dedicate one complete Feature Alert to new and updated integration components only. Below you will …

JSONata_With function 2

Last time we gave you a glimpse at JSONata – a new expression and transformation language that makes it possible even for non-coders to create rather complex workflow scenarios, when a certain message needs to be routed to only a specific system based on its content. But we were not going to stop there. The benefits and capabilities of this …

Imagine the following scenario: You are running an online shop and one of the things you’d want to ensure is that you don’t run out of certain well-desired products when least expected. Sure, you can always check the product availability manually, but wouldn’t it be easier if you just get an alert when the stock drops below a certain number? …

When we created our platform, it allowed building easy sequential integrations for multiple disparate SaaS applications. However, the microservices nature of the platform shaped its own reality: Suddenly, we were talking to customers who had ideas for the platform implementation that didn’t fit this sequential, one-dimensional model; for example, to use it for a generic orchestration of microservices. Now we …

It’s been a while since we last issued a Feature Alert, and for a good reason. We have been working on a beautiful new feature that we actually announced quite some time ago. In addition to that, we continued tweaking the design of our Integration Flow Designer (no pun intended), so that its interface can support the realisation of another awesome …

Why Use an External Integration Platform?

Just the other night I was having dinner with a friend of mine, who has little knowledge about the IT industry in general, let alone the “application integration” part. And so when I was trying to explain what kind of an animal iPaaS is, she asked me quite a justified question at some point, “Why would anyone buy a product …

Application Integration Trends 2017

Every time a new year is around (or has just started), the web fills with various predictions for the coming year. This time we decided to pick up on the trend and share with you our own selection of predictions for application integration, based on what we have observed working with various clients within the past 2016. Below you’ll find: …

Webhooks vs. APIs to Sync Data Between Applications

When there is a talk about what method to use in order to seamlessly sync data between applications, platforms and databases (in other words, application integration), APIs are often named as a 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 in business needs, APIs allow for …