Top 8 Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) Tools
Mule Anypoint PlatformIBM API ConnectSEEBURGER Business Integration SuiteSAP Cloud PlatformBoomi AtomSphere IntegrationOracle Integration Cloud ServiceSnapLogicMicrosoft Azure Logic Apps
Mule Anypoint Platform is our preferred platform for integration.
This is a good platform for designing, flowing out APIs, and then doing API-based integrations.
API Connect's most valuable feature is its ability to act as a gateway. It's very easy to configure security and everything else in it. You don't have to kill yourself implementing custom configurations.
SEEBURGER has helped us to enable digital business transformation. Every time we add a new customer, there is a digital footprint. This is no longer a manual process.
The ability to expand it whenever required has been great — it's very simple.
Scalability is one of the benefits that we have in using the product.
Low-code development is the most valuable feature.
Boomi AtomSphere Integration is stable.
In general, there were a lot of great utilities for working with files.
OIC offers a number of pre-built technology and SaaS adapters for high productivity for a wide range of target systems, both in-house via agents and cloud/SaaS, via a very flexible range of interfaces.
The initial setup is very straightforward.
SnapLogice is a low-code development tool.
It's very easy to use, and it's blazing fast. The best thing about Logic Apps is actually its ability to create a solution in a matter of hours. It doesn't need any kind of provisioning, and you don't need any kind of hardware. You can create very small elements like these Logic Apps, and you can build a whole solution from those very simple and small elements. I also like that they are completely incorporated with your existing active directory. You can use user groups directly from the active directory inside Azure and access it from the Logic Apps. You don't need to do anything special, and you just have access. You can just check if the user is, for example, allowed to do some action. Normally it would take you some additional steps and some additional calls to check it. You have to come back to the active directory to make this possible. In Logic Apps, you just have it, and you can use it. I think that there's this concept of logging and recall to the Logic App. It shows you every single step,
Common Features of iPaaS
1. Robust set of prebuilt connectors
Once you have configured a connector, you can reuse it across your enterprise, keeping vendor-specific details in the connector.
2. Ability to create custom connectors
Your iPaaS should be able to easily create new connectors from services and APIs that already exist in your catalog. This way you can extend existing APIs and breathe new life into existing services, making them available within your iPaaS.
3. Strong data mapping functionality
iPaaS uses data mapping tools that allow you to create a common data model between systems that you can then use within your integration. Maps can be updated, leveraged, or extended to insulate orchestration flows.
4. Easily manage service interactions
An iPaaS should deliver a visual interface that can be used for constructing reusable workflows and that allows the integration specialist to build, test and deploy new integrations. Once a workflow has been created, it can be reused, and new integrations can be created quickly by changing the service endpoints.
5. Configurable workflow triggers
An iPaaS should also offer flexibility in how workflows can be invoked. In order to cover most use cases, workflows that are scheduled, event driven, or directly invokable via API should all be supported.
Connector instances should present themselves as APIs. When your developers are building an app that needs to read customer data, rather than contacting your CRM administrator, they should be able to just invoke the connector which contains the credentials for reading your CRM. You’ll also want to control who is able to invoke the connector, so you need...
7. Seamless integration with API Management
In order to secure implementation, you need to be able to seamlessly surface exposed API within an API Management solution.
Who Uses iPaaS?
iPaaS is commonly used by large business-to-business (B2B) companies that need to integrate their on-premises data and applications with cloud data and applications. iPaaS is especially popular when speedy release time is key. Although IT departments could handle integration themselves, it can be more efficient and faster to use a third-party iPaaS provider instead.
Why do we need iPaaS?
A variety of factors, including customer expectations, staff departures, and fluctuating demand for certain tools, causes the needs of a company to be constantly changing. IT teams can’t keep up with custom integrations every time a new tool is adopted or an existing one needs modifying. As such, they are looking for ways for the end user to take over the integration management of new tools. iPaaS solutions can standardize how an organization takes on new applications and can ease process automation and the move of transactional data from the point of deployment.
An iPaaS will:
- Allow your business to integrate a wide variety of on-premises and cloud applications to synchronize data, facilitate hybrid data flows, gain better visibility, and improve operational workflows.
- Connect systems to applications of value, bridging the gap between data and action.
- Simplify processes and makes it easier to communicate with APIs.
- Reduce your workload by setting the groundwork for integrations.
- Empower end users, allowing them to use whatever technologies they want to use to get their jobs done.
The Benefits of iPaaS
iPaaS makes app connections faster and easier, without the delays of traditional integration techniques. Low coding and sometimes no coding is required. This means that APIs can be generated in minutes as opposed to days or weeks.
Rather than spending hundreds of thousands (or more) on integrations, iPaaS has an affordable monthly/yearly subscription fee. You pay as you go rather than investing a large amount up front.
With iPaaS, you can easily add (or remove) services based on the needs of your business, without the labor, cost, hardware, and time commitment.
iPaaS solutions offer more advanced security and governance features than do traditional integration solutions, satisfying compliance standards such as HIPAA, GDPR, CCPA, etc. They also support the latest enterprise authentication technology and advanced API logging capabilities.
5. Real-Time Integration
Because iPaaS technology is cloud-native and can quickly synchronize data both cloud-to-cloud and ground-to-cloud, it is uniquely suited to handle a high volume of real-time data integrations.
6. Ideal for multi-tenant applications
An iPaaS reduces integration redundancies and at the same time offers rapid scalability for onboarding new tenants. As it is cloud-based, it also eliminates the hardware and software requirements of multi-tenant architecture.
7. Unlimited horizontal scalability for IoT
Unlike traditional integration solutions, iPaaS can handle the horizontal scalability that Internet of Things integrations require.