Jitterbit (see previous CloudAve coverage), the Oakland based integration provider, today announced the release of Version 4.0 of their software with emphasis on helping technical analyst to do the necessary integration through a drag and drop dashboard. This takes developers out of the equation and enhances productivity and collaboration between business and IT. I have been following Jitterbit for sometime now and it is interesting to see their evolution in the space dominated by IBM’s Cast Iron and Dell’s Boomi. More interestingly, as we are seeing SaaS vendors turning their attention towards developing their own integration platform optimized to work with their apps, I am keen to see how independent integration providers like Jitterbit and Informatica respond to these trends.
Jitterbit is an integration solution that offers integration with hundreds of enterprise applications (both on-premise and cloud) out of the box and offers a simple drag and drop tool which can be used to manage cloud integration and on-premise data and application integration, without even touching the underlying code. The version 4.0 release of their app is focussed on delivering the following enhancements over their previous versions:
- A visually enhanced user interface making it completely easy for business analysts to define and complete complex integration projects without any coding. Their automatic data mapping tools and formula wizards makes it easy for business analysts to handle integration. However, it does offer both “business analyst” and “developer” modes to handle the needs of different organizations
- Multi-Lingual support making it easy for organizations from different countries use localization
- They have increased the read and write performance manyfold (especially the read performance) and this comes really handy for organizations tackling big data
Integration is not an easy problem to solve. This becomes all the more critical as organizations try to integrate on premise legacy applications with cloud based applications (and SaaS). Different organizations are trying to tackle this problems head on and Jitterbit is one of them. With their “open source and low cost” approach, Jitterbit is proving to be attractive for businesses of all sizes. By enhancing their UI to support technical analysts, Jitterbit is making their product more palatable to SMEs who would like to cut developer costs.
- Integration In The Cloud, The Sleeper Issue (informationweek.com)
- Workday Extends Cloud Integration Options (informationweek.com)
- Integration’s Role in Software Selection for Cloud/SaaS (cloudintegration.wordpress.com)
- Workday Integration Cloud debut raises bar on integration as service, deeply ingrains integration as apps function (zdnet.com)