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 …

New integration components

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 …

New Integration Flow Designer

Last time I wrote that we were working on a huge update of how elastic.io looks and feels. I even used the words “big changes to the elastic.io interface”. And it’s happened. This month’s feature alert is exclusively about only one new feature, but oh boy, what a feature that is. Without further ado, please welcome: New Integration Flow Designer …

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 …

Feature alert Sept - Dec 2016

It’s been quite a while since we issued our latest Feature Alert, being busy with several customer projects. But this doesn’t mean that we haven’t introduced new features, and in this Feature Alert, I’m going to run a review of selected new features and improvements we have worked on from September until the end of the year 2016. New Feature: …

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 …

Integration middleware as instrument for redesigning a unified telecommunications tool

When IT folks hear the term ‘integration middleware’, they usually think about a tool that works somewhere deep in the background, pushing data back and forth to support business processes. But what if an integration middleware is used as an instrument to build an entirely new product or increase added value of an existing one? Just last month we showcased this trend in our …

Improving your time to market with iPaaS

Digitization, popularity of agile and DevOps, wide adoption of cloud application and systems – all this led to both small and large businesses now facing highly competitive times. When developing their products and services, moving faster than their competitors and the market in itself is key to survival. Therefore, improving your time to market (TTM) is one of the major …