Cloud INaaS (Integration-as-a-Service) from SaaS providers
By llaszews on May 31, 2011
Saleforce.com is the leading independent SaaS provider so a logical place to start when discussing INaaS (integration-as-a-Service) and SaaS. Salesforce.com’s approach to INaaS is to offer a rich web services APIs and a catalog of pre-integrated applications. The developer API-focused approach makes sense given Salesforce.com’s rich heritage of developing easy to use and extensible applications accessible over the Internet. Workday is another pure-play SaaS provider to enterprise customers. The Workday cloud-based approach to integration is more extensive then what is offered by Salesforce.com as it includes these three core components: • Standards-based, web services APIs - At the core of Workday are open, standards-based APIs that give complete programmatic access to business operations and processes. • Integration Cloud Platform – An INaaS platform for building, deploying, and managing integrations to and from Workday. All integrations are deployed to and run in the Workday Cloud without the need for any on-premise integration software or applications servers. • Integration Cloud Connect – a growing ecosystem of pre-built, packaged integrations and connectors to complementary solutions that are built, supported, and maintained by Workday.