Complimentary Gartner Report: Selecting the Right Integration Platform for Your Business

February 1, 2020
CHARLES WALTNER
Complimentary Gartner Report: Selecting the Right Integration Platform for Your Business

Without a carefully crafted integration strategy, your organization could easily end up with countless data silos that hamper the agility and productivity of your business.

Integration technologies are essential to addressing this issue — but which flavor of integration is best suited to your needs?

If you are looking to understand the best option for addressing your application and data integration challenges, please download this complimentary report from Gartner, Selecting the Most Suitable Platform for Cloud Service Integration.

As the Gartner report explains, the most common choices include:

  • Point-to-point integration: Manual coding between disparate systems
  • On-premises integration: In-house middleware, such as a data integration tool or enterprise services bus (ESB)
  • iPaaS: Integration platform-as-a-service technology based in the cloud
  • Hybrid integration platform: Known as a HIP, a combination of iPaaS and on-premises integration

The Gartner report notes that by 2019 iPaaS will be the technology of choice for new integration projects, overtaking traditional, software-based integration platforms for the first time.

“Initially perceived as a tactical solution for CSI, the modern nature of these [iPaaS] platforms has meant that they have rapidly added integration capabilities suitable for any on-premises scenario, as well as for B2B integration and API management,” Gartner says. “As such, iPaaS offerings are increasingly competing with on-premises integration products for strategic positioning within a company’s integration technology portfolio.”

Making an Informed Choice

At Dell Boomi, we’ve heard similar assessments from many of our 5,000 customers that rely on the Boomi AtomSphere platform. These businesses are using Boomi to carry out fast, agile integrations covering most any situation, industry or need.

For example, iPaaS can augment your existing integration technologies while offering the rapid deployment capacity and native cloud connectivity that’s lacking in traditional on-premises middleware, including such options as ESB software architectures.

Though iPaaS has emerged as a powerful new tool for dealing with growing integration complexities that legacy technologies were not designed to address, the Gartner report will help you decide if iPaaS is the right approach for your organization.

The good news is that your organization has a range of options for integrating cloud and on-premises applications. With the right integration strategy in place, you can realize the improved operational efficiency and business visibility needed to thrive in today’s highly digitized global markets.

For key insights and guidance on selecting the best integration approach for your needs, download a complimentary copy of the Gartner report, Selecting the Most Suitable Platform for Cloud Service Integration.

About the Author

Charles Waltner is the head of content marketing for Dell Boomi.