7 tips for selecting an IFTTT platform

Integrating data and workflow across multiple SaaS and public cloud services should be simple, automatic, and reliable

7 tips for selecting an IFTTT platform

When you’re working with a mix of different technologies and are asked to perform an application, workflow, or data integration, you have to select the right tool for the job. Some integrations are complex and involve multiple data sources, real-time data streaming, and strict requirements around data protection. For those integrations, you might consider enterprise integration platforms such as Boomi, or SnapLogic to be the hub to connect multiple data sources, perform transformations, and provide access to downstream applications.  

Other times, the integration is data-centric and entails moving data from source systems to one or more downstream systems. Many data integration platforms are available depending on whether you are working with batch data from enterprise systems, real-time data from IoT sensors, or integration across multiple big data platforms.

Lastly, you may be asked to do something far smaller in scale, and the art of the solution is finding an approach that’s easy to build, simple to maintain, and operationally reliable. Here are some examples:

  • When a new user registers on the website, add their email as a subscriber to newsletters sent through an email marketing tool such as Mailchimp or Constant Contact.
  • When the help desk investigates a user issue and discovers an application defect, the defect is added to the agile development team’s backlog.
  • When one of your competitors publishes a new blog post, capture the title, URL, and publishing data of the post and add it to a database that stores competitor information.

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