By Vika Mlonchina, Product Marketing Manager, Oracle
Oracle announced in a recent press release that it has been named a Leader in Gartner’s 2018 “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service” report for the second consecutive year. Oracle believes that the recognition is testament to the continued momentum and growth of Oracle Cloud Platform in the past year.
Straightforward, reliable cloud integration is a must for small and medium-size businesses (SMBs), who cannot risk any setbacks that will put them behind competitors. According to a recent Inc /Oracle study, The Talent and Technology Driving America’s Fastest Growing Companies, 44% of the INC 5000 are concerned about their ability to achieve complete integration across all functional/product areas. A study by Dynamic Markets also found that 55% of SMBs said they missed project deadlines over a six-month period due to cloud integration problems.
Gartner views integration platform as a service (iPaaS) as having the “capabilities to enable subscribers (aka "tenants") to implement data, application, API and process integration projects involving any combination of cloud-resident and on-premises endpoints.” The report adds, “This is achieved by developing, deploying, executing, managing and monitoring integration processes/flows that connect multiple endpoints so that they can work together.”
As explained by Gartner, the Magic Quadrant positions vendors within a particular quadrant based on their ability to execute and completeness of vision separating into the following four categories:
“GE leverages Oracle Integration Cloud to streamline commercial, fulfilment, operations and financial processes of our Digital unit across multiple systems and tools, while providing a seamless experience for our employees and customers,” said Kamil Litman, Vice President of Software Engineering, GE Digital. “Our investment with Oracle has enabled us to significantly reduce time to market for new projects, and we look forward to the autonomous capabilities that Oracle plans to soon introduce.”
Oracle recently announced autonomous capabilities across its entire Oracle Cloud Platform portfolio, including application and data integration. Autonomous capabilities include self-defining integrations that help customers rapidly automate business processes across different SaaS and on-premises applications, as well as self-defining data flows with automated data lake and data prep pipeline creation for ingesting data (streaming and batch).
Oracle also recently introduced Oracle Self-Service Integration, enabling business users to improve productivity and streamline daily tasks by connecting cloud applications to automate processes. Thousands of customers use Oracle Cloud Platform, including global enterprises, along with SMBs and ISVs to build, test, and deploy modern applications and leverage the latest emerging technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, machine learning and bots, to deliver enhanced experiences. In particular, SSI provides a huge benefit for SMBs who likely might not have a large IT department to lean on.
A Few Reasons Why Oracle Autonomous Integration Cloud is Exciting
Oracle Autonomous Integration Cloud accelerates the path to digital transformation by eliminating barriers between business applications through a combination of machine learning, embedded best-practice guidance, and prebuilt application integration and process automation. Here are a few key features that are essential to your SMB’s integration success:
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