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How to Use Cloud-Based Intelligent iPaaS to Modernize Integration

Webinar Speaker: Philip Russom, Senior Research Director for Data Management

Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Time: 9:00 a.m. PT, 12:00 p.m. ET

Webinar Abstract

As you modernize the business to become a digital enterprise, you must also modernize your tooling for data and application integration.

Many enterprises turn to the cloud to digitally transform operations and automate business processes via software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications. This leads to organizations with applications spread across on-premises data centers and multiple cloud infrastructures. It also leads to applications that are disconnected, resulting in data silos. With disconnected information silos, data does not flow freely, creating friction and delays—ultimately leading to slow business results.

Legacy integration approaches lack the agility, cloud-native power, and modern integration practices needed for the integration and interoperability required of today’s hybrid, multiplatform data and applications ecosystems. Luckily, integration-platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) is an effective alternative to hairballs of unmanaged interfaces, hand coding, and legacy suites of tools that don’t interoperate well. When extended with intelligence and automation built into the toolset, intelligent iPaaS enables the productivity and agility required of today’s integration use cases.

iPaaS has a number of compelling capabilities and attributes this webinar will drill into:

  • iPaaS is modern and future-facing, in that it leverages the power of the cloud, presents functionality via services, and requires little or no hand-coded programming
  • iPaaS supports new best practices for integration, such as pipelining, orchestration, and multifunction workflows
  • When done comprehensively, iPaaS supports both data integration and application integration, as well as metadata management and interface management
  • Developers and end users can access all iPaaS functions in a single unified user interface for greater productivity, reuse, governance, and consistency
  • Ideally, an iPaaS unified user interface has areas that accommodate everyone, from uber-geek scientists to mildly technical users
  • In addition, intelligent iPaaS tool environments embed smart algorithms (based on AI and ML) as well as other forms of automation for more productive development and data access

Philip Russom, Ph.D.

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