Gartner Research

Integration Platform as a Service: Moving Integration to the Cloud

Published: 07 March 2011

ID: G00210747

Analyst(s): Massimo Pezzini , Benoit Lheureux


Integration platform as a service enables implementation of application, process, service and data integration, and the relevant governance, "in the cloud." Coexistence and federation of iPaaS offerings with on-premises integration and governance platforms will be the norm for large organizations.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • What You Need to Know
  • Introduction
  • PaaS: An Evolving Market
    • Toward PaaS Suites
    • Comparing aPaaS With iPaaS
  • What Is iPaaS?
    • Dissecting the Definition of iPaaS
    • Contrasting iPaaS, Integration Brokerage and Cloud Services Brokerage
  • Why iPaaS Is Relevant for Users
    • Initially, iPaaS Targets B2B and Cloud Services Integration
    • An iPaaS Will Be Pervasively Used for Multiple Scenarios
  • Technology Context for iPaaS
    • Next-Generation iPaaS
    • "Legacy" iPaaS
  • Industry Impact of iPaaS
    • The iPaaS Offerings Are Under Construction
    • Providers Will Get Into iPaaS Along Multiple Strategic Directions
  • Adoption Scenario

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