What is Happening?
Earlier this week, Informatica announced their spring 2014 release for their integration suite. The new release includes a new set of functionalities called Vibe Integrated Packages, which act as pre-configured endpoints for specific, common software either in the Cloud or on premises.
What Saugatuck finds intriguing is how these packages add to IT organizations’ ability to expose individual applications and data flows via Informatica’s APIs. We see this going a long way toward more efficiently enabling and supporting new or expanded business cases, enabling developers to more readily deliver business capabilities, and enabling controllable access partners, regulators, or other entities that may need access to specific data connections.
In Informatica’s connector-driven API approach, Saugatuck sees another signpost that indicates the growing influence – and approaching dominance – of two important IT market phenomena: the growing utility, value, and importance of API-centric approaches to development (i.e., the “API economy”), and the increasing influence of Line of Business (LOB) users in driving how applications are purchased and integrated. Consuming and repackaging APIs is changing – some would say “improving” – the ways that new business technologies are used and made available to more than just developers. Continue reading