By Loraine Lawson
Liaison Technologies is now offering what it calls the first dPaaS. That’s short for data platform as a service, but integration is part of the solution as well. It’s all offered in a multi-tenant cloud platform, which is generally translated as “scales well.”
Liaison sees this new offering as a fit for hybrid environments, B2B supply chain integration and, of course, Big Data. One of the key bragging points is the “Contivo automated mapping solution.” That feature reduces the time it takes to map the data, but it also incorporates a data profiling and cleansing algorithm. That seems to be a common theme as vendors seek to address some of those cloud data governance and data quality pain points.
Oh, and of course there’s API management, because nobody offers a cloud data service without it these days. It also leverages Hadoop and Cassandra for data processing, storing and management.
“This creates a massively scalable platform that can make sense of big data in virtual real time,” the press release notes. “With scalability no longer an issue, businesses can take data integration to any level they wish.”
It sounds a lot like an integration platform as a service (iPaaS) offering, but actually, Liaison Technologies plays in the integration brokerage space. Basically, it’s coming out of the B2B space, which is different from the enterprise integration heritage from which many iPaaS vendors evolved. As the name suggests, integration brokerages incorporate managed services into their offerings, and that’s true for the Alloy Platform as well.
Liaison has more than 7,000 customers worldwide. It also has long roots in the cloud integration space; in 2012, it acquired cloud-based integration vendor Hubspan.