Again! Oracle named a Leader in two Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ reports for iPaaS and data integration markets

March 5, 2024 | 6 minute read
Brian Wood
Product Marketing (AI for AppDev)
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As the great Yogi Berra famously proclaimed, it’s like déjà vu all over again. We’re pleased to share that Oracle has again been named a Leader in the 2024 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Integration Platform as a Service. This award is our seventh consecutive time of being named a Leader in the evaluation of 17 vendors in this market.

2024 Gartner Magic Quadrant Integration Platform as a Service
If you don’t already know, Gartner defines integration platform as a service (iPaaS) as “a vendor-managed cloud service that enables end users to implement integrations between a variety of applications, services and data sources, both internal and external to their organization.”

According to Gartner, “application integration suites, data integration tools, business process automation, and Business-to-Business (B2B) gateway software are the four major integration software categories to enable most integration use cases.” The report also clarifies that, “iPaaS addresses all of these traditionally separate integration markets and has become the most popular approach for modern integration delivery.”

The rapidly expanding iPaaS market is fueled by the need of organizations in all industries to innovate and streamline operations by using data quickly. This innovation is especially relevant because the value of artificial intelligence (AI) services is a function of the data used for training and the data that you can access during a session.

Oracle has been positioned in the Magic Quadrant based on its Completeness of Vision (horizontal axis) and Ability to Execute (vertical axis). We believe this positioning reflects our innovative roadmap and customers’ strong success using Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Integration services to connect their applications, data, and partners in distributed cloud environments. It helps propel digital transformation initiatives with process automation, continuous innovation, and extensibility across application portfolios and industry-specific use cases.

Oracle has deep expertise when it comes to integration, and we know how to help customers connect and automate their businesses. By combining integration and automation, we provide support for diverse use cases across multiple deployment models.

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Oracle is two for two (again!)

As indicated in last year’s blog post sharing our recognitions in two Gartner reports, we think that being recognized a Leader by Gartner for iPaaS complements Oracle’s positioning in the 2023 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools, in which we were also named a Leader (for the 15th consecutive year).

Gartner defines data integration as “the discipline comprising the architectural patterns, methodologies and tools that allow organizations to achieve consistent access and delivery of data across a wide spectrum of data sources and data types to meet the data consumption requirements of business applications and end users. Data integration tools enable organizations to access, integrate, transform, process and move data that spans various endpoints and across any infrastructure to support their data integration use cases.”

From Oracle’s perspective, a key reason for our data integration tools success is our unified development, operations, and support strategy across engineering teams spanning Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, Oracle Database, Oracle GoldenGate, and more. Our latest cloud deployments appeal to both Oracle’s many large enterprise customers and our newest cloud-only customers.

Oracle’s Integration service differentiators

Dozens of companies offer integration services, so what’s so special about Oracle? Here are five differentiators for OCI integration services:

  • Oracle has in-depth market understanding and supports an expansive range of integration use cases, including application integration, data integration, process automation, real-time insight, API management, data quality, streaming, business continuity, and more. Other competitors might have limited offerings in either process automation or in data integration.

    In contrast, Oracle has proven strength across the gamut with the critical building blocks needed for addressing modern integration needs.

  • Oracle integration services are easy to use, and they pack a punch when it comes to demanding performance requirements. We make it simple on the frontend for business and technical experts to get going quickly with a sophisticated and intuitive environment. At the same time, we support billions of low-latency messages on the backend to accommodate the scale and performance that our customers require for the critical processes that drive their business.

    Other vendors’ products might require advanced coding skills using proprietary development languages that lock you into niche technologies or are limited in their ability to perform well at scale, which bogs down your ability to extract the most from your applications and data assets.

  • Pricing for Oracle integration services is cost-effective and not based on connections. With us, the cost is based on service consumption, not an arbitrary metric, such as number of connections, which means you pay only for what you use, with enterprise support included in the subscription at no extra charge.

    Connections-based competitors’ pricing often seems inexpensive to start but becomes costly as connections increase, which is common as companies expand their usage of and reliance on applications as the lifeblood of the business. Many organizations continuously integrate increasing quantities of data sources and processes from across their portfolio to support digital transformation.

  • Oracle Integration services complement a full set of software- and infrastructure-as-a-service (SaaS and IaaS), and database services. Sourcing from a full-stack provider like Oracle makes sense because most companies have a heterogeneous portfolio of apps and services that they must support. As a result, your needs go beyond “just” integration to also include cloud native app development, AI enhancements to applications, generative AI, digital assistants and chatbots, speech, language, vision, document understanding, security, content and experience, business analytics, data management, cost-performant cloud infrastructure and SaaS applications, industry-specific apps, and more. Oracle does it all.

    Challengers with only point products have limited ability to address your broad needs, which places undue burden on you and your teammates to manage multiple siloed suppliers and the integration between the different products, thus leading to undue risk, cost, and complexity.

  • Oracle is for everyone. People mistakenly assume that Oracle Integration is limited to Oracle applications. Besides being best for integrating Oracle applications, Oracle also supports approximately 100 non-Oracle SaaS and on-premises apps and enterprise systems. Prebuilt integration recipes with best practice recommendations greatly simplify and minimize your effort.

    Competitors might have a very limited number of connectors for Oracle applications or other popular ecosystem technologies, or their connectors might have weaker functionality than what Oracle provides you natively.

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Summary

We’re extremely grateful to our global ecosystem of customers and partners for helping us deliver what it takes to accelerate time to value and increase the collaboration between technical and business experts with rapid iteration. Speed, reliability, scalability, ease of use, and cost reduction are what we’ve heard matter most to your modernization success, and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure integration services help you innovate at scale to meet your fast-changing requirements and regulatory needs.

For more information, see the following resources:

Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Integration Platform as a Service, Keith Guttridge et al., 19 February 2024.
Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools, Ehtisham Zaidi et. Al., 4 December 2023.

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Brian Wood

Product Marketing (AI for AppDev)


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