On Salesforce’s acquisition of MuleSoft

COMMENTARY

Salesforce has announced that it’s entered into an agreement to acquire independent integration specialist MuleSoft. It’s a move that makes sense for Salesforce, but not necessarily for MuleSoft’s customers. I’ve been doing this industry analyst and consulting thing for a long time now, and I can still remember my reaction when, 10 years ago, Oracle […]

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Data-as-a-feature, Mulesoft’s growth, IBM’s blockchain beliefs, AI in app dev

PODCAST

Digital technologies are changing work and the workplace faster than ever before. In this 39’03” episode, Research Director Neil Ward-Dutton and Principal Analyst Craig Wentworth discuss the issues behind recent tech industry developments. This week: the meaning of data-as-a-feature; Mulesoft’s growth and what that means for the integration tech market; IBM’s blockchain beliefs as stated […]

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Hyperledger Sawtooth, Low-Code app dev, Platformification and iPaaS trends

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Digital technologies are changing work and the workplace faster than ever before. In this 24’36” episode, Research Director Neil Ward-Dutton and Principal Analyst Craig Wentworth discuss the issues behind recent tech industry developments. This week: Hyperledger Sawtooth; the growing market for low-code application development tools; the fashion for turning products into platforms; and what the […]

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TIBCO Cloud Integration: at the intersection of two integration roads

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TIBCO Cloud Integration is a Digital Integration Platform that’s hosted on the TIBCO Cloud. It serves two principal audiences: ‘citizen integrators’ and integration specialists. It’s also a seamless part of a broader TIBCO integration capability set. Top takeaways Going back to TIBCO’s roots For well over a decade after its founding in 1987, TIBCO was […]

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The Capgemini Enterprise iPaaS: A technical integration service for major programs

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With a significant heritage in providing value-added services to clients migrating their infrastructure, platforms and application portfolios to cloud delivery models, it’s perhaps no surprise that Capgemini would look to create a Digital Integration Platform offering. What’s perhaps more of a surprise is the way this offering works. Top takeaways A Digital Integration Platform from […]

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SnapLogic: Low-code, truly hybrid integration

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SnapLogic is a specialist Digital Integration Platform software vendor. The company is unusual in offering an integration platform that’s not only ‘hybrid’ in the sense that you can deploy services in multiple locations (both cloud-hosted and on-premises); but also in the sense that you can use its platform to automate multiple kinds of integration data […]

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Digital Integration Platforms: The vendor landscape

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The Digital Integration Platform vendor landscape is really crowded: a mix of startups, specialists with significant experience and ‘heritage’ enterprise platform vendors are all busily trying to get your attention. Which kinds of vendor and service offering are going to be best-aligned to your needs? Top takeaways The capabilities of Digital Integration Platforms are largely […]

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Oracle Cloud: “the only cloud you’ll ever need to run your business”

COMMENTARY

It wasn’t many years ago that Larry Ellison proclaimed cloud computing to be “gibberish”, “insane” and “idiocy”. To my mind at least, Oracle’s cloud conversion has been astonishing. At the 2017 Openworld conference in San Francisco a procession of keynote presenters made one thing completely clear above all else: Oracle has now completely embraced the […]

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Digital Integration Platforms: What are they and why should I care?

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Digital Integration Platforms enable teams to work together to design, deploy, operate, monitor and change integration software services that connect business applications, data sources and other software platforms – wherever they may be hosted. Digital Integration Platforms are delivered as-a-service, licensed on a subscription basis and priced according to usage. Is a Digital Integration Platform […]

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An emerging architecture for the new wave of automation

COMMENTARY

Every organisation that’s serious about exploring or embracing new automation technologies within their operations needs to understand how they can complement each other and act in different contexts. We’ve talked for some months now about what we call the new wave of automation: a cluster of related technology trends that are impacting the ways that […]

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