A Brief Roundup of Most Popular Cloud Integration Tools

By CIOReview | Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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The potential to transfer and translate data seamlessly and quickly in real-time is essential for a business success, but integrating, transforming and managing critical business applications and data is proving to be a challenge for organizations across the globe. A growing number of organizations are turning towards cloud-based integration to facilitate the movement of their enterprise data across diverse applications. This approach removes the complexity and the need for IT intervention. However, the rapid shift from on-premise applications to a cloud platform has introduced a bottleneck too in terms of selecting the right tool.
 
It’s like finding a needle from the haystack scenario for organizations, which are shuffling in the ocean of cloud solutions to find the best match for their requirements. Here is a brief roundup of cloud integration tool providers in the market which organizations can count on for their business application integrations and demands.

IBM:  

IBM WebSphere Cast Iron Cloud integration solution supports organizations to integrate cloud and on-premise applications, while reducing integration costs and optimizing the productivity of Software as a Service (SaaS) and cloud models. It offers a graphical configuration approach instead of custom coding, on-demand tooling or traditional middleware to help customers integrate applications quickly, in a simplified fashion. The WebSphere Cast Iron Cloud Integration products provide real time integration, data cleansing and migration, data synchronization and connectivity, workflow and transformation; orchestrating integration processes across multiple applications.

Red Hat:

The Red Hat’s JBoss Middleware has a broad portfolio of modular technology and services. It integrates systems, applications and data through an ESB and enterprise messaging. JBoss Middleware guides its clients to connect business and IT assets across on-premise, mobile and cloud environments. In addition, its JBoss xPaaS services for OpenShift creates API base for integrating enterprise assets.

Dell Boomi:

Dell Boomi’s AtomSphere is a multiple-tenant platform for connecting cloud and on-premise applications and data. This platform allows users to design cloud-based integration processes called Atoms and transfer data between cloud and on-premise applications.

Cloudability:

The financial management tool, Cloudability, monitors and analyzes cloud expenses across an organization. It compiles gross expenditures into reports, and helps businesses identify the possibilities for cost reductions, integrate budget alerts and recommendations via sms and email, and leverage cloud billing usage and connection through APIs.

Rightscale:

Rightscale cloud management platform assists organizations to easily deploy and manage business-critical applications across public, private and hybrid clouds. It supports configuration, monitoring, automation, and governance of cloud computing infrastructure and applications.

Enstratius:

Enstratius is a cross-platform cloud infrastructure management for public, private and hybrid clouds. It can closely align with an enterprise's governance and security requirements. Enstratius incorporates a broad set of features including self-service provisioning/de-provisioning of cloud resources; multi-currency cost/chargeback tracking; customizable role-based access controls; and single login to manage all cloud resources. It also supports integration with management tools such as Chef and Puppet across clouds.

Mulesoft:

Built on an open source technology to provide quick, reliable application integration without vendor lock-in, Cloudhub and Mule ESB offers packaged integration experience to its customers. Mulesoft’s Cloudhub is a cloud-based Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) for connecting SaaS, cloud and on-premise applications and APIs. The Mule ESB from Mulesoft is an open source enterprise service bus for connecting enterprise applications on-premise and to the cloud.

Puppet labs:

IT automation software, Puppet Enterprise gives system administrators the ability to easily automate repetitive tasks, quickly deploy critical applications, and proactively manage infrastructure changes—on-premise or in the cloud. It supports tasks automation at any stage of the IT infrastructure life cycle, including provisioning, discovery, and application configuration management. It also allows system administrators to view and respond to requests graphically; support for the use of third-party authentication services such as LDAP, Active Directory or Google Apps Directory.
 
Adeptia:

The Adeptia Integration Suite (AIS) is an Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) for application and data connectivity. It eliminates the need for multiple integration vendors and applications, and ensures the fulfillment of current and future business needs. Adeptia offers holistic approach for the customers and allows them to pay for only the integration functionality they need, while being able to easily scale up as their needs.

akana:

Users can create, manage and secure their APIs through akana’s Cloud Integration Gateway platform. It has quick and configurable drag-and-drop integration for the new digital enterprises designed specifically to accelerate digital business transformation. The Cloud Integration Gateway integrates App, data source, SaaS or on-premise applications and makes aggregated data available for mobile applications, cloud, Internet of Things or publishes it as APIs for developer/partner consumption. It delivers API management, integration capabilities, an SOA environment and analytics to meet the ever-changing business requirements.