Hybrid Cloud Integration

According to 451 industry analyst Carl Lehmann, the hybrid cloud integration reference architecture is “a blueprint of goals, practices, tools and techniques used for data and application integration across clouds.”

SnapLogic’s hybrid cloud integration platform respects data gravity and brings integration processing to the data – in the cloud, on-premises and even natively within a Hadoop cluster.

Hybrid Cloud Integration Defined

In a recent SnapLogic webinar called Hybrid Cloud Integration: Why It’s Different and Why It Matters, 451 industry analyst Carl Lehmann defined hybrid cloud integration from two perspectives:

  • Tactical: Enables the data and process flows between any number and type of cloud services with any number and type of in-place IT systems
  • Strategic: Enables cloud services to be dynamically consumed within IT architecture and exploited on demand for their price/performance and elasticity advantages

He referred to the hybrid cloud integration reference architecture as “a blueprint of goals, practices, tools and techniques used for data and application integration across clouds.” He also referred to it as “a framework for assembling the integration technology needed for hybrid IT.”

Limitations of ETL and ESB

Limitations of ETL and ESB

Clearly legacy ETL and ESB technologies and approaches are not going to deliver on the modern hybrid cloud integration requirements. Industry expert David Linthicum noted in the whitepaper The Death of Traditional Data Integration:

“It’s not a matter of ‘if’ we’re moving in new directions that will challenge your existing approaches to data integration, it’s ‘when.’ Those who think they can sit on the sidelines and wait for their data integration technology provider to create the solutions they require will be very disappointed.”

A Unified Platform for Integration

A Unified Platform for Integration

Is your IT organization about to embark on hybrid cloud integration strategy? If so, it’s important that you seek platforms that unify data and application integration functions to:

  • Simplify tooling and enable consistency for development, execution and management
  • Enable the second wave of cloud integration (expanded private cloud, hybrid IT and iPaaS)
  • Support the third wave of cloud integration (actionable intelligence from big data)

Learn more about the SnapLogic Elastic Integration Platform features.

Contact us Request Demo