Enterprise integration platform as a service (EiPaaS) is a cloud-based solution that enables you to connect applications, data, and services across different environments, such as on-premises, cloud, or hybrid. EiPaaS can help you streamline your business processes, improve your customer experience, and drive innovation.
But how do you choose the best EiPaaS for your business? There are many factors to consider, such as the use cases, capabilities, pricing, and vendor reputation. One way to start your research is to look at the Gartner Magic Quadrant for EiPaaS, which evaluates 17 vendors based on their ability to execute and the completeness of their vision.
In this blog post, we will summarize the key findings of the 2023 Gartner Magic Quadrant for EiPaaS and provide some tips on how to select the right EiPaaS for your needs.
What is the Gartner Magic Quadrant for EiPaaS?
The Gartner Magic Quadrant for EiPaaS is a research report that provides a graphical representation of how vendors perform in a specific market. The report divides the vendors into four quadrants: Leaders, Challengers, Visionaries, and Niche Players.
According to Gartner, Leaders have a strong vision and execution for their EiPaaS offerings. They provide a comprehensive set of capabilities that address a wide range of integration scenarios. They also have a large customer base and a high level of customer satisfaction.
Challengers have a strong execution but a less developed vision for their EiPaaS offerings. They have a solid product portfolio that meets the basic integration needs of most customers. They also have a significant market presence and influence.
Visionaries have a strong vision but a weaker execution for their EiPaaS offerings. They have innovative ideas and features that differentiate them from other vendors. They also have a loyal customer base and a high potential for growth.
Niche Players have a narrow focus and a limited vision and execution for their EiPaaS offerings. They specialize in specific use cases or markets that are not well served by other vendors. They also have a small customer base and a low market share.
Who are the Leaders in the 2023 Gartner Magic Quadrant for EiPaaS?
The 2023 Gartner Magic Quadrant for EiPaaS named four vendors as Leaders: Microsoft, TIBCO Software, SAP, and Boomi. Here is a brief overview of each vendor and their EiPaaS offerings:
• Microsoft: Microsoft offers Azure Integration Services (AIS), which comprises Logic Apps, API Management, Service Bus, Event Grid, and Data Factory. AIS helps customers connect applications, data, and services across on-premises and cloud environments. AIS also supports hybrid and multi-cloud scenarios through Azure Arc. Microsoft has been named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for EiPaaS for four consecutive years.
• TIBCO Software: TIBCO Software offers TIBCO Cloud Integration (TCI), which includes TIBCO BusinessWorks™ Container Edition (BWCE), TIBCO Cloud™ Mashery®, TIBCO Cloud™ Messaging, TIBCO Cloud™ Events, TIBCO Cloud™ Spotfire®, and TIBCO Cloud™ Metadata. TCI helps customers integrate applications, data sources, APIs, events, and analytics across cloud-native and hybrid environments. TCI also provides low-code and no-code options for citizen developers.
• SAP: SAP offers SAP Cloud Platform Integration Suite (SCPIS), which consists of SAP Cloud Platform Integration (CPI), SAP API Management, SAP Cloud Platform Enterprise Messaging (CPEM), SAP Event Mesh (EM), SAP Process Orchestration (PO), SAP Data Intelligence (DI), SAP Data Services (DS), SAP HANA Cloud Integration (HCI), SAP Integration Advisor (IA), and SAP Open Connectors (OC). SCPIS helps customers integrate applications, data sources, APIs, events, processes, and analytics across SAP and non-SAP solutions. SCPIS also leverages artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to automate integration tasks.
• Boomi: Boomi offers Boomi AtomSphere™ Platform (BAP), which includes Boomi Integration™ , Boomi API Management™ , Boomi Master Data Hub™ , Boomi Flow™ , Boomi B2B/EDI Management™ , Boomi Data Catalog & Preparation™ , Boomi Connect Now™ , Boomi Mediate™ , Boomi Exchange™ , Boomi Assure™ , Boomi Resolve™ , Boomi Flex™ , Boomi Atoms™ , Boomi Molecules™ , Boomi Atom Clouds™ , Boomi AtomSphere Go™ , and Boomi AtomSphere Pro™ . BAP helps customers integrate applications, data sources, APIs, events, processes, workflows, master data, and analytics across cloud and on-premises environments. BAP also provides a unified user interface and a low-code development approach.
How to Choose the Best EiPaaS for Your Business?
Choosing the best EiPaaS for your business depends on your specific integration needs, goals, and budget. Here are some questions to ask yourself before selecting an EiPaaS vendor:
• What are the integration use cases that you need to address? For example, do you need to integrate cloud applications, on-premises applications, APIs, events, data sources, or analytics?
• What are the integration capabilities that you need to support your use cases? For example, do you need connectors, routing and orchestration, data mapping, transformation, security, monitoring, or governance?
• What are the integration personas that you need to empower in your organization? For example, do you need to enable citizen developers, professional developers, or IT administrators?
• What are the integration deployment options that you need to consider for your environment? For example, do you need to deploy integrations on-premises, in the cloud, or in a hybrid or multi-cloud scenario?
• What are the integration pricing models that you need to evaluate for your budget? For example, do you prefer a pay-as-you-go model, a subscription model, or a consumption-based model?
Once you have answered these questions, you can compare different EiPaaS vendors based on their strengths and weaknesses. You can also use the Gartner Magic Quadrant for EiPaaS as a reference point to narrow down your choices. However, keep in mind that the Gartner Magic Quadrant for EiPaaS is not a definitive guide and does not endorse any vendor. You should always conduct your own research and due diligence before making a final decision.
How Enkay can help?
Enkaytech can help you integrate EiPaaS by leveraging Microsoft Azure Integration Services (AIS), which comprises Logic Apps, API Management, Service Bus, Event Grid, and Data Factory. AIS helps customers connect applications, data, and services across on-premises and cloud environments and also supports hybrid and multi-cloud scenarios through Azure Arc. Enkaytech can also help you monitor your mission critical business workflows using the Enkay PRO portal, which is available on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace.
If you are interested in learning more about how Enkaytech can help you integrate EiPaaS, you can contact them through their website or their office locations in the USA and India.