How does the Flowgear integration platform work?
Flowgear is a cloud-based integration, and a question we often get is ‘How does it work?’ It’s not just something we hear from business people, but also from technical people. So here is a brief overview.
What Flowgear is
Gartner, an IT analyst and advisor firm, has included Flowgear in its integration platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) category, and defines iPaaS as providing capabilities to implement data, application and API integration projects spanning cloud and on-premises systems.
“This is achieved by developing, deploying, executing, managing and monitoring ‘integration flows’ – that is, integration applications bridging between multiple endpoints so that they can work together.”
“An iPaaS is typically used for cloud service integration and application to application integration scenarios. Increasingly, they are also being used for business to business integration, mobile application integration, API publishing and Internet of Things integration scenarios.” Source: Gartner
Simply put, Flowgear provides data plumbing for the enterprise.