Cloud-based integration is an approach to business systems integration that prioritizes cloud computing services to address data, application, and process needs. Cloud-based integration enables businesses to combine their cloud applications and on-premises data systems. This in turn provides businesses wider user access and visibility into their data as well as additional flexibility and scalability.
Basically, cloud-based integration involves a system of technologies and tools that connect applications, systems, and IT environments for the exchange of processes and data in real-time. Even as these processes and data are transferred and modified, they can be accessed by users on multiple devices over a local network or via the internet.
By breaking down data silos and helping to merge information components, cloud-based integration improves connectivity, visibility, and ultimately business processes. As more businesses adopt software as a service (SaaS) solutions, cloud-based integration has gained popularity as a way to make the best use of a mix of SaaS and on-premises applications.
Benefits of cloud-based integration:
- Reduced operational costs and increased revenue
- Increased scalability and flexibility
- Improved internal communication
- Improved customer service and support
- Increased functional and operational connectivity
Cloud-based integration encompasses cloud-to-cloud integration, cloud-to-on-premises integration, and a combination of both types of integrations, of both applications and services. While businesses can utilize their own integration solutions, integration platform as a service (iPaaS) has enabled businesses to conduct both kids of integrations using a very responsive, scalable, and reusable cloud integration platform.
SnapLogic, a powerful iPaaS, provides businesses with the architecture and tools they need to accelerate the ingestion of streaming, batch, real-time, and event-driven data into the cloud without requiring additional tech resources for coding. The SnapLogic integration platform provides comprehensive support for the connections of hybrid applications and data landscapes, giving businesses immediate, actionable data while simultaneously ensuring operational integrity and security. SnapLogic helps businesses save time and costs by enhancing team collaboration, productivity, and efficiency for digital data processes.
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