what makes a good api

There is hardly an IT application nowadays that doesn’t provide an API, which specifies how this application should interact with the rest of the IT ecosystem. So, it’s no wonder that IT staff even at large enterprises increasingly make use of APIs when they need to integrate multiple systems with each other, commonly new SaaS applications with the existing IT …

Enterprise integration platform as a service vendors overview

Enterprise Integration Platform as a service (EiPaaS) is commonly used to describe a suite of cloud-based tools and services that are designed to support enterprise-grade integration strategy and initiatives. The hallmarks of EiPaaS products are ease-of-use, standardization and pre-built modules such as connection endpoints (usually API-based, to connect to a business application like CRM or ERP), automation flow builder and …

webhooks vs API

Webhooks vs API, oh well. When there is a talk about what method to use in order to seamlessly sync datasets between applications, platforms and databases (in other words, to perform application integration), APIs are often named as 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 …

SaaS trend

With $billions invested in digital transformation over recent years, it is little surprise that IDC’s 2020 forecast predicts a continued commitment to the digital enterprise. Moreover, it’s even had a fresh new look for 2020 as the ‘digital-first’ enterprise. What is interesting is the estimation that over the next five years over 90 percent of new apps will be cloud-native, …

open source integration

The Open Integration Hub (OIH), has reached a milestone this week as it concludes the two-year funding commitment from Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). Just to remind you, OIH project was founded in 2017 to create a central open source integration platform offering a uniform and secure standard for automatic data synchronization across various applications. With …

iPaaS Market Evaluation

In 2018, the forecast for the iPaaS market was to grow by an astonishing 42.1% CAGR to reach a global market valuation of US $8.6billion by 2024. A considerably more recent forecast suggested a moderate, yet ‘robustly’ positive CAGR of 11.9% to reach $1.2 billion by 2022. Of all the forecasts for the global integration platform as a service (iPaaS) …

webhook security

While we are still working on a few major UX / UI enhancements of the elastic.io dashboard, we actually have some news on the non-UI side of our platform we’d like to share. The short version – it’s about giving you more options to webhook security . The long version… well. Secure your webhooks your favourite way If you’re using …

Integration flows versioning feature on elastic.io iPaaS

It’s been quite a while since we issued our last feature alert, but we wanted to wait until we finished this one special new feature. Now it is high time we introduce you to the integration flows versioning. Changing integration flows has become fail-safe Up until now, there have been a few ways to introduce changes in an active integration flow …

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. …

sql server integration

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 …