10 Cloud Integration Tools to Consider

8.1.2017 - 7 minutes read

Many businesses now operate multiple SaaS products depending on the business needs. Companies are selecting specific products to solve departmental challenges. The impact of different departments selecting software creates a division in data. Many businesses are now relying on Cloud Integration to link and join systems together. In the past organisations have deployed middle ware or point to point integration however IT managers are now moving to IPAAS or cloud integration tools due to performance and reduced ongoing maintenance costs. Majority of businesses ideal network is to have all of the components or systems talking to each other.

 

DSYNC is a modern, unified platform designed to meet integration needs of both developers and business users. DSYNC is a cloud integration platform built to transform and transport data between multiple applications. Organizations can quickly integrate all forms of data across systems and applications at scale, with significantly improved performance and lower total cost of ownership than traditional data integration approaches.

10 Tips to selecting the best “Cloud Integration Tools”

  1. Ready Made Connectors
  2. SDK available
  3. Bi Directional
  4. Time Scheduling
  5. Hybrid
  6. Secure
  7. Performance
  8. Real Time Versus Batch
  9. Ease of Use
  10. Error reporting and resolution handling

Ready Made Connectors

An important feature to check when comparing cloud integration tools is how many pre-built or off the shelf connectors does the IPAAS provider have?

SDK Availability 

An SDK or Software Development Kit will mean that you will not have to depend on the Cloud Integration Tool if you have a platform that is not on their network. SDKs can be used as guides to integrate new components into the system. View the DSYNC SDK documentation here.

Bi Directional 

Meaning the platform can communicate in multiple directions. This feature is also important to control the data band width and loads on your systems. When planning out your integration layer investigate the amount of API calls between all of your systems. The most common work flows seen in a retail integration are Product – Customer and Transactions.

Time Scheduling

Investigate if time rules can be set to move the data or request the latest update. Examples of time scheduling include: Checking the latest status on a platform or how often a file should be fetched from an FTP.

Hybrid Cloud Integration

Hybrid integration involves utilizing a combination of integration methods. An example of Hybrid integration would be combining CSV uploads, Rest, XML or a range of mismatched integration types.

Secure

As with applying any software into your network security is essential. Ensure standard encriptions, contingency and data governance is applied. Good cloud integration services will also apply a 3rd party monitoring service to proactively monitor for data threats.

Performance

Speed and Performance is key. Many IPAAS providers claim “real time processing” however in reality perform batch processing. As DSYNC is built from the ground up utilizing cutting edge technology our enterprise performance is something we are very proud of.

Real Time Vs Batch

Speed and scale are important factors when comparing IPAAS vendors. Research into individual platform requirements as most Cloud Integration tools still rely on the platform it is integrating with.

Ease of Use

When making a decision on cloud integration keep in mind ease of use. DSYNC offers a drag and drop dashboard for setting up the integrations. The platform requires no coding to join systems together.

Error Reporting and Resolution Handling

When selecting a cloud integration tool look for the error handling and resolution center. If an item is not updated in one system how is that recognized? and how is it fixed?

DSYNC enables users to connect, map and transform data from legacy and cloud applications in near real time, providing businesses with access to timely and accurate transaction information

DSYNC enables organizations to integrate applications, services and APIs without coding and simplifies complex mapping challenges. Our solution provides a high-speed services backbone and enables data connection and manage services in near real time. Our powerful built-in data mapper is intuitive and allows the manipulation of complex, legacy and vertical industry data formats with a graphical tool.

DSYNC works seamlessly across on-premises, cloud, and hybrid environments, and integrates data in near real time from both traditional and new applications. The benefits of our solution include:

Designed to work with multiple code and architecture types. Our solution is purpose-built to work with multiple data architectures, allowing organizations to integrate their data seamlessly in a number of environments.

Integrated cloud solution. The platform can be deployed on premises, or in a cloud environment.

Powerful near real-time. We enable organizations to unlock the value of their data to create near real-time decisions. Examples of such decisions include loyalty, location based up-selling or fulfillment choices.

Self-service functionality. Our solution enables anyone in an IT role access to integrate data with an easy-to-use, web-based user interface. This empowers business users to conduct more data preparation on their own, without depending on additional developer resources.

Rapid deployment and agility. We have simplified the complexities of connecting data and traditional architectures across cloud and on-premises environments which accelerates development and reduces cost. Our solution can be deployed and in production in a matter of hours, due to its lightweight architecture and intuitive functionality.

 

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