Dell Boomi iPaaS Solution: All About Integration Platform as a Service


Cloud services and the types of cloud computing service offerings taking place in the markets are evolving fast.

One of the significant advancements in the cloud computing industry is the cloud integration solutions available for businesses. 

Cloud integration is technically the process of amalgamating different sets of cloud environments into one cohesive infrastructure for the organizations.

A distinct set of software applications, data systems, on-premises infrastructure, and other systems integration on a real-time basis is effective in the case of new-age solutions in cloud integration. 

iPaaS is the new age trend of cloud integration, wherein the integration platform as a service, supports data and application integration, compliance conditions, and customizable options for integration strategy. 

iPaaS also offers a simple solution in terms of managing, developing, and integrating cloud applications.

Boomi iPaaS

Dell Boomi is one such integration platform iPaaS, enabling businesses to integrate applications, solutions, and data repositories, using a visual designer and a set of pre-configured components. 

Dell Boomi Capabilities 

Boomi is a potential system wherein several exciting features are available for businesses of all sizes.

In the Dell Boomi, one has the requisite options and solutions for managing integrations between two or more endpoints. 

Dell Boomi Overview

Boomi can support the functionality of ETL (Extract, Transform, and Load) wherein the data is extracted from one application, make necessary transformations and load into the desired applications as per the required formats.

Such fundamental possibilities are important aspects of iPaaS, and Boomi has the scope for performing ETL effectively. 

The other major feature of Boomi is the master data hub, wherein the Boomi can work as an integrated master data system, and all the business data from individual systems can be integrated into one application system, while the scope for breaking the data into respective departmental barriers is also possible. 

Thus, in Boomi, whether one prefers to see the data from each application in silos or as integrated data, every magic of data clustering and analysis can happen here. 

More often in large-scale business volumes, the data needs to be exchanged between multiple applications and in distinct formats, and iPaaS works tremendously for such requirements. 

To address such system requirements, Boomi constitutes EDI (electronic data interchange) functionality is a full range of trading partner communication systems, wherein the users can load and manage data in standardized formats, which will help in improved collaboration of data among various sources. 

API management is the other significant feature of the Boomi cloud integration.

Dell Boomi supports the users in the effective creation and deployment of custom APIs, and in managing the connection with partners, customers, and other kinds of third parties with ease. 

This feature of Dell Boomi is highly resourceful for companies working on dynamic traffic management using different APIs too.

The other inherent structure of the Dell Boomi iPaaS system is the developed custom workflow setup wherein it automates the functionality right into the Boomi solution. 

Since its emergence, there is a distinctive set of Dell Boomi editions available for businesses to rely upon. 

Dell Boomi services as iPaaS (integration platform as a service) are segregated into multiple tiers and scaling.

As stated in the services, Dell Boomi has five different editions one can make use of. The solutions are ranging from services for SMBs to the multi-location, large-scale systems infrastructure. 

The following are the key versions of the Dell Boomi editions available for the business as iPaaS services

  • Base Edition 
  • Professional Edition 
  • Pro-Professional Edition 
  • Enterprise Edition 
  • Enterprise-Plus Edition 

In the base edition, the features essential for a cloud integration requirement of a small business are available in the form of simple-integration options for two endpoints, as partner, application, or customer. 

Some of the key features integral to Dell Boomi base edition are Boomi Suggest, Boomi Assure, Basic workflow, Connect to On-premises or cloud apps, Boom Resolve, Unlimited users, Comprehensive data transformation, Visual Designer, Free upgrade, and Network Access. 

iPaaS of Dell Boomi base edition supports 2 standard connections and minimal set customer support. 

Depending on the advancement of the editions, for the next level editions, the number of environments supported, and the number of connections supported shall be higher. 

Basis the information accessed on the editions and their features, it is evident that for a small-scale business in Malaysia, the selection of Dell Boomi in its basic version too can be a significant solution, and it can help in accomplishing the system requirements more effectively. 

Dell Boomi Market Adoption and Reviews 

Ever since Boomi is introduced in the public domain, it is among the front runners in the iPaaS environment. As per the market research reports published in Gartner and G2Crowd, Boomi is among the pioneers in the iPaaS environment.

Basis the customer reviews and reports, some of the pros and cons highlighted for the Dell Boomi in the public domain are

  • Boomi is among the iPaaS solutions which are very user-friendly and intuitive
  • The scope of integrations is much quicker in Boomi and the schema of integrations is much easier.
  • With little coding needed, the users can address the complex integrations too in a simple set-up environment over Boomi
  • The availability of pre-built connectors is an added advantage in the Dell Boomi iPaaS
  • For any data integration environment, Boomi stands as a good, effective, and flexible solution.

Some of the Cons or demerits with Dell Boomi as identified in the public domain are

  • Functionality is so wide, and one needs to spend time to understand and effectively use the features
  • In the case of developers preferring coding models, and visual tools, the drag-and-drop interface can be a hurdle.

Boomi ’s pricing strategy is simple and effective, wherein depending on the functionality used, the number of applications or partners or customers one requires connection to the system.

If users can consider what is required as the endpoints in the Boomi iPaaS, the suitable edition for the business can be easier to confirm.

Though the Boomi iPaaS systems are marked higher than many of the other iPaaS in the markets, still considering the value proposition of features, it’s a worthwhile investment.

To know more about Dell Boomi iPaaS, please reach out to the Exabytes Malaysia customer support team. An Exabytes professional can be of help in developing iPaaS solutions for your business.

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