Inconsistency, semantic conflicts, redundancy and duplication of data are inevitable, whether applications are in the Cloud or on premises, notes Massimo Pezzini, vice president & Gartner Fellow
"The biggest beneficiary of [a shift to the Cloud] is us, because when you introduce yet another variable into the equation, then that means more integration."
Informatica’s SVP, Juan Carlos Soto, sees hybrid Clouds being the norm well into the future, and is pitching Cloud Spring 2013 as the Cloud AND on-premise integrator
When compared to traditional integration approaches, integration PaaS (iPaaS), which is an extension of the functionality provided by integration-as-a-service solutions, provides greater flexibility in design, implementation, and management of integration flows.
Salesforce.com customers 'get' the potential of Cloud Computing and social media, but many still struggle to achieve the maximum return on investment (ROI) as they make the move into the Cloud.
The Informatica Cloud Summer 12 release has introduced new features that allow organisations to achieve Cloud integration in a cost-effective and efficient manner.
Businesses not only demand more from Cloud services today, they have begun to realise that Cloud isn’t a ‘one size fits all’ service. Instead, increasingly savvy businesses expect their Cloud services to be bespoke and tailored for their individual business needs.
Many organizations are still struggling with traditional application integration issues, and the increasing heterogeneity of enterprise application portfolios driven by the rapid rise of SaaS applications is not good news for them, says Ovum's Saurabh Sharma.
While most SaaS applications are sold on the promise that their integration with on-premise and other SaaS applications will be an easy process, organizations often find that integration projects turn into complex and messy affairs.
Many enterprises embrace Cloud Computing without giving a thought to the challenges associated with the use of IT resources in disparate environments, says Ovum's Saurabh Sharma. For them, Cloud Computing is all about accessing IT resources in a cost-effective and time-efficient way. It is true that Cloud Computing can be pursued without SOA, but it is also true that these attempts often fail to deliver the real business value of Cloud Computing.