Written by Ali AktharTechnical Account Manager
With the rise in new cloud services, modern and new databases coming into the market, infrastructure movement from on-premises to cloud maintaining legacy applications, all transformation services are trendy. As a result, companies struggle to get a unified solution that could help create a unified view by connecting all of these, removing silos to provide support, and overcoming visibility.
Over the last couple of years, Organizations have been carefully evaluating Integration Platform as a Service (iPaas) solutions and making the best use of them. As a result, there are many iPaas solution providers, out of which we will have a look at the three leading technologies, MuleSoft Anypoint platform, Dell Boomi, and webMethods.
MuleSoft Anypoint Platform is a unified, single solution for iPaas and full lifecycle API management. It helps businesses connect applications, data, and IoT devices across on-prem and cloud computing environments.
MuleSoft Anypoint Platform also allows organizations to develop, manage and test APIs provides out of the box connectors to build different services and share data across other systems. It also helps in data extraction, transformation, and load to provide unified data visibility from multiple data sources.
MuleSoft Anypoint Platform comes with the following components.
Dell Boomi Atom Sphere is a cloud-native, unified, and a secured platform. Being a pioneer of cloud-based integration platform as a service, it uses data intelligently, which simplifies and streamlines customers’ ability to deliver an integrated customer experience. This integrated experience gives more visibility across data connectivity, applications integrations, and processing and ultimately towards devices to create a personalized experience and accelerate the digital transformation.
The main components of Dell Boomi include
Application Integration: allows you to connect applications and data
B2B/EDI Management: Manage your partner network
API Management: Design, secure, and scale APIs
Master Data Hub: Synchronize and enrich trusted data
Data Catalog and Preparation: Explore known and unknown data
Flow: Build customer journeys
webMethods.io is another Integration platform as a service (iPaaS) that provides ESB, Data integration systems, API management, and B2B gateways. With webMethods, you can easily and securely integrate with cloud applications, automate tasks by connecting apps and services, end to end monitoring across cloud and on-premises applications, out of the box connectors available to connect to cloud as well as on-prem applications and databases, and multi-cloud as well as multi-region deployment.
It is important to understand that all of these are iPaas solutions, so more or less they have the same features available, but all of these are built on entirely different frameworks. For example, MuleSoft is an API-Led architecture, which means it uses APIs to communicate. In contrast, Dell Boomi is frequently used for an ETL middleware approach. On the other hand, webMethods enables you to automate tasks by connecting apps and services.
Ultimately, this means MuleSoft can connect to multiple apps and business units in the organization, becoming a more powerful tool. This might look like a petty thing, but this also means that MuleSoft can build and reuse multiple components repeatedly, so you can generate more editions of a single framework and reveal it to other applications with ease. It also helps build RAML through the design center and allows all users to create API specs without much code.
It is also significant to position the deployment capabilities of these platforms and to evaluate the best. Dell Boomi and webMethods only offer On-prem and cloud-ready integration solutions, whereas MuleSoft can be utilized On-prem, cloud, or hybrid.
When it comes to API Management, Mule offers an easy-to-use, reliable way to monitor and capture the issues in real-time with your APIs. Furthermore, mule API gateway integrates well with Identity and Access Management such as Okta, LDAP, SAML, etc., to better manage single sign-on and enforce security policies such as OAuth 2.0.
iPaaS solutions are a wonderful resource when it comes to transforming EDI into different data formats. But not every single iPaaS solution contains the same functionality, and as such, will not work the same for your business. It is important to compare various solutions and their features to completely understand which system is best for you and Royal Cyber team can assist you in any EDI platform be it MuleSoft, webMethods or Dell Boomi. For more information, you can email us at [email protected] or visit www.royalcyber.com.