Top 15 Cloud Integration platforms
Last updated: May 18, 2022
Cloud Integration platforms allow to integrate your data and processes accross different clouds and apps.
Zapier connects the web apps you use to easily move your data and automate tedious tasks. Connect the apps you use to easily move data between them. Use simple, event-based automation to avoid repetitive tasks.
One platform for APIs and integrations. Build an application network with secure, reusable integrations and APIs designed, built, and managed on Anypoint Platform.
Dell Boomi allows you to connect any combination of Cloud, SaaS, or On-Premise applications with no appliances, no software, and no coding. With Boomi you will achieve unprecedented implementation speeds that are just not possible with software packages, hardware appliances, or custom coding. Using only your web browser, you can sign up, log in and then build and deploy your integrations at whatever pace you require.
A single platform that automates work and powers innovation across your business. Better Integrations Through Intelligent Automation
Jitterbit is the leading agile cloud integration solution for today's modern architecture, rapidly connecting any on-premise, Cloud, Social, and Mobile apps. Jitterbit is a graphical tool that allows for the transport and transformation between data types and sources, including web services, XML files, ODBC and JDBC databases, EDI files, flat and hierarchic file structures.
Microsoft Power Automate (earlier Microsoft Flow) - is a versatile automation platform that integrates seamlessly with hundreds of apps and services.
Talend offers a single suite of cloud apps for data integration and data integrity to help enterprises collect, govern, transform, and share data.
Social, Mobile, Analytics, Cloud Computing and The Internet of Things. If you’re feeling SMACT, it’s time to get Snapped. SnapLogic delivers a powerful, yet easy to use Elastic Integration platform for “citizen integrators” to connect all sources, sizes and types of data at cloud speed.
Tray.io is the most advanced integration platform for connecting the tools you use every day. Easily streamline processes using our visual workflow editor.
IFTTT is a service that lets you create powerful connections with one simple statement: If This Than That. Channels are the basic building blocks of IFTTT. Each Channel has its own Triggers and Actions. The this part of a Recipe is a Trigger. Some example Triggers are “I’m tagged in a photo on Facebook” or “I check in on Foursquare.” The that part of a Recipe is an Action. Some example Actions are “send me a text message” or “create a status message on Facebook.”
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Automate.io connects all your cloud applications with amazing ease. Automate marketing, sales, payments or any business processes in minutes.
Integromat is the most advanced online automation platform. We've redefined work automation so everyone can get back to what matters the most.
Build mobile apps fast, Connect your digital business, Deliver content everywhere.
Automate business workflows by connecting your apps with Zoho Flow. Build smart integrations to break the information silos in your business.
Unito provides detailed, two-way, live task and project syncing between tools, making your team more efficient.
Latest news about Cloud Integration platforms
2022. Pipedream lands $20M to connect disparate apps
Pipedream, an integration platform for building workflows and connecting cloud services, has raised $20 million in a funding. Pipedream allows customers to create workflows with open source connectors to APIs and extensions coded in Node.js, Python, Go or Bash for custom logic. Pipedream is akin to workflow automation platforms like Zapier, Integromat, Workato and MuleSoft — albeit more developer-focused. Any user, customer, or partner can add an integration to the close-sourced portion of the platform, while developers can add proprietary or internal integrations that aren’t intended to be shared with the larger Pipedream community.
2022. Low-code integration platform Digibee raises $25M
Digibee, a low-code integration platform, that is doing what all low-code integration platforms are apparently doing right now, has raised a $25 million Series A. Digibee makes it easy for businesses to build and deploy integration workflows without having to touch any code. While there are plenty of other platforms that will happily do the same, one thing that sets Digibee apart is that in addition to building integrations, the service also focuses on turning those integrations into reusable business logic. A year ago, the company also launched what it calls “Capsules,” that is, packs of common integrations that can be shared across organizations.
2021. SnapLogic raises $165M to help enterprises integrate and automate their disparate apps and data
SnapLogic, which has built a platform to integrate enterprises apps and data, has raised $165 million. Competing against the likes of Workato (which raised money earlier this year), Tray.io, MuleSoft and others, SnapLogic originally made its name initially as a company that helped businesses bring together and use data across disparate apps — an area that proved to be incredibly compelling for enterprises that had adopted a number of applications and architectures across multiple clouds, containers, data warehouses and on-premise data centers over the years; and were now sitting on a trove of data across all of these that they needed to figure out how to balance and use in better ways.
2021. Merge raises $15M for its B2B integrations platform
Merge, an integrations platform that focuses on B2B use cases, has raised a $15 million Series A funding. In addition to the new funding, the company also today announced partnerships with HR providers BambooHR and application tracking system Lever. Merge doesn’t see itself as a workflow automation platform that wants to compete with Microsoft’s Power Automate and similar platforms. Instead, the team is positioning Merge as a tool to help B2B companies build customer-facing integrations. The average B2B company needs to integrate with dozens of vendors — and those integrations can often be brittle. Merge offers them a unified API that can then power all of these user-facing experiences.
2021. Primer raises $50M for a framework designed to help merchants build more powerful payment flows
Primer - a startup that has built a drag-and-drop framework to help merchants easily build payment stacks to sell online — has seen rapid take-up of its services in the 20 months since it launched. Now the company is announcing a Series B of $50 million at a $425 million valuation to double down on the opportunity to do more. Primer today works across more than 20 countries and has some 45 integrations that its merchant users can add to their payment flows, ranging from payments providers like Stripe, Apple Pay, Adyen and Braintree, through to fraud screening from Riskified, sales tax calculations from TaxJar and more. When a user creates a payment workflow, Primer creates a separate line of code that developers can use to integrate what’s been built on Primer.
2021. Tyk raises $35M for its open source approach to enterprise API management
Tyk, which has built a way for users to access and manage multiple internal enterprise APIs through a universal interface by way of GraphQL, has picked up $35M. Tyk has coined a term describing its approach to managing APIs and the data they produce — “universal data graph” — and today its tools are being used to manage APIs by some 10,000 businesses, including large enterprises like Starbucks, Societe Generale and Domino’s. According to the developers, other API management platforms available in the market that include Kong, Apigee (now a part of Google), 3scale (now a part of RedHat and thus IBM), MuleSoft (now a part of Salesforce) — are not as flexible as Tyk.
2021. Codat raises $40M for its SMB-focused API service
Codat, a startup that provides APIs to link small-business fintech data to external services, has raised $40M. The startup’s API connects corporate data from internal SMB systems — QuickBooks, iZettle etc. — to external providers. The use cases for the service are easy to understand. If a small business wants to apply for a loan, the ability to provide a potential lender with its financial data in a quick, digital fashion would be useful. Codat would happily facilitate that data linkage. The startup sells to financial service players, unsurprisingly, and vertical SaaS companies; serving the vertical SaaS space is big business, given that this is the second piece of news targeting the software varietal
2021. Nylas, maker of APIs to integrate email and other productivity tools, raises $120M
Nylas, which describes itself as a communications API platform — enabling more automation particularly in business apps by integrating productivity tools through a few lines of code — has raised $120 million in funding. As with other companies in the so-called API economy, the gap and opportunity that Nylas has identified is that there are a lot of productivity tools that largely exist in their own silos — meaning when a person wants to use them when working in an application, they have to open a separate application to do so. At the same time, building new, say, tools, or building a bridge to integrate an existing application, can be time-consuming and complex.
2021. Merge raises $4.5M to help B2B companies build customer-facing integrations
Merge, a startup that helps its users build customer-facing integrations with third-party tools, has raised a $4.5 million seed round. The core focus of Merge is to give B2B companies a unified API to access data from what is currently about 40 HR, payroll, recruiting and accounting platforms, with plans for expanding to additional areas soon. But the service isn’t aiming to replace workflow tools Workato or Zapier. When Merge’s systems detect issues with an integration, maybe because a data schema in an API response has changed without notice (which happens with some regularity), Merge’s engineers can fix that within minutes, in part because the teams also built an internal no-code tool for building and managing these integrations.
2021. Zapier buys no-code-focused Makerpad
Zapier, a well-known no-code automation tool, has purchased Makerpad, a no-code education service and community. The no-code space has been active in recent months, as has its sibling niche, the low-code market. The latter has seen recent rounds in the nine figures, as some corporations turn to low-code tools to help them more quickly build internal software. The no-code world has its own successes, like Zapier’s nine-figure revenues.
2021. Blobr, the ‘no-code’ company turning APIs into products, raises €1.2M
Blobr, a Paris-based startup operating in the no-code space with tech to make it easier for companies to expose and monetise their existing APIs, has raised €1.2 million in pre-seed funding. Blobr is aiming to become the default “business and product layer” for APIs. This idea is to enable product and business people to manage and monetize a company’s application programming interfaces without technical knowledge or the need for use up more internal engineering resources. And by doing so, the startup believes we’ll see much more innovative use of APIs as commercial data and functionality is made accessible by more third parties to build on top.
2020. StepZen snares $8M seed to build data integration API
StepZen, a startup building a single API that pulls data from disparate sources to help developers deliver more complex customer experiences online, announced an $8 million seed investment. Whether you are on an e-commerce site accessing your order history or a banking app grabbing your current balance, these scenarios require pulling data from various back-end data resources. Connecting to those resources is a time-consuming task, and StepZen wants to simplify that for developers.
2020. Qatalog raises $15M for its SaaS tools integration workspace
Qatalog, a London-based startup that has developed a “virtual workspace” that brings together disparate SaaS tools to help teams function better, is disclosing $15 million in Series A funding. Qatalog aims to bring together all of the SaaS building blocks used in the modern workplace, including Teams/Slack, Microsoft/Google Suite, Zoom, Confluence, Jira, Notion, Asana and others. It plugs into these various SaaS tools and organises the content and its relationships around people, teams and projects presented and accessible through a single interface. By building a “work graph,” Qatalog wants to unify workplace information to make it much more accessible and transparent, and with the ability to automate routine work and enable SaaS tools to talk to one another.
2020. Onna, the ‘knowledge integration platform’ for workplace apps, raises $27M
Onna, the “knowledge integration platform” (KIP) that counts Dropbox and Slack as backers, has raised $27 million in Series B funding. Founded in 2015, Barcelona and New York-based Onna integrates with a plethora of workplace apps, including Slack, Dropbox, G Suite, Microsoft 365 and Salesforce, to help unlock the proprietary knowledge stored in a company’s various cloud and on-premise software. Typical applications for a KIP include compliance, governance, archiving and “eDiscovery.” From communication apps to cloud storage to HR platforms, the idea is to unify all of this data and make it searchable but in a way that is secure and protects existing permissions and privacy.
2020. API platform Postman delivers $150M
APIs provide a way to build connections to a set of disparate applications and data sources, and can help simplify a lot of the complex integration issues companies face. Postman has built an enterprise API platform and today it got rewarded with a $150 million Series C investment. Postman helps developers, QA, DevOps — anybody who is in the business of building APIs — work on the same platform. They can use our tools for designing, documentation, testing and monitoring to build high-quality APIs, and they do that faster
2020. Bryter raises $16M for a no-code platform for non-technical people to build enterprise apps
Bryter — a no-code platform based in Berlin that lets workers in departments like accounting, legal, compliance and marketing who do not have any special technical or developer skills build tools like chatbots, trigger automated database and document actions and risk assessors — has raised $16 million. Its 50 enterprise customers include the likes of McDonald’s, Telefónica, banks, healthcare and industrial companies, and professional services firms PwC, KPMG and Deloitte (who in turn use it for themselves as well as for clients). There are already a lot of “low-code” platforms on the market today for business. They include Blender.io, Zapier, Tray.io, n8n and also biggies like MuleSoft (acquired by Salesforce). Bryter’s contention is that many of these actually need more technical know-how than they initially claim.
2020. RapidAPI raises $25M more to expand its API marketplace
API marketplace RapidAPI has raised another $25 million from Microsoft and other investors. RapidAPI’s approach is to create a framework that not only helps you find the API you are looking for, but lets you integrate them more easily by way of a single API key and SDK. It covers both free and paid APIs, and public as well as “private” APIs. When your company is a subscriber — by way of the RapidAPI for Teams product — it can also help keep track of your own organization’s API work. The formula has been a success. There are now 18,000 teams using the Teams product among more than one million developers using the platform overall.
2020. AWS launches Amazon AppFlow, its new SaaS integration service
AWS launched Amazon AppFlow, a new integration service that makes it easier for developers to transfer data between AWS and SaaS applications like Google Analytics, Marketo, Salesforce, ServiceNow, Slack, Snowflake and Zendesk. Like similar services, including Microsoft Azure’s Power Automate, for example, developers can trigger these flows based on specific events, at pre-set times or on-demand. Unlike some of its competitors, though, AWS is positioning this service more as a data transfer service than a way to automate workflows, and, while the data flow can be bi-directional, AWS’s announcement focuses mostly on moving data from SaaS applications to other AWS services for further analysis. For this, AppFlow also includes a number of tools for transforming the data as it moves through the service.
2020. Unito raises $10.5M to integrate workplace collaboration tools
Montreal-based startup Unito that is building software that helps collaboration platforms communicate with each other, has just closed a $10.5 million Series A round. Unito’s tool works by collaborating among most of the major workplace productivity software suites’ APIs and automatically translating an action in one piece of software to the others. Updates, comments and due dates can then sync across each of the apps, allowing employees to only interact with the software that’s best for their job. Unito’s current integrations include tools like Jira, Asana, Trello, GitHub, Basecamp, Wrike, ZenDesk, Bitbucket, GitLab and HubSpot.
2019. Tray.io brings in $50M for its workflow automation tools
Tray.io, which has built a “general” workflow automation platform that uses a graphical interface to let anyone integrate APIs between two or more apps to create new ways of working with data across them, has raised $50 million in funding. Tray.io started out years ago with just a handful of integrations, mostly “email-centric” features, as Waldron describes them, allowing people, for example, to import data from Mailchimp into Slack to track email marketing campaigns. Now, the company provides integrations for some 400 apps, with customers ranging from small startups through to the likes of IBM, and it’s continuing to grow.
2018. Workato raises $25M for its integration platform
Workato, a startup that offers an integration and automation platform for businesses and competes with the likes of MuleSoft, SnapLogic and Microsoft’s Logic Apps, has raised a $25 million Series B funding round. The company has received investments from some of the largest SaaS players, including Salesforce, which participated in an earlier round. Workato’s service isn’t that different from other integration services (you can think of them as IFTTT for the enterprise), in that it helps you to connect disparate systems and services, set up triggers to kick off certain actions (if somebody signs a contract on DocuSign, send a message to Slack and create an invoice). Like its competitors, it connects to virtually any SaaS tool that a company would use, no matter whether that’s Marketo and Salesforce, or Slack and Twitter. And like some of its competitors, all of this can be done with a drag-and-drop interface.
2018. IFTTT raised $24M from Salesforce
Cloud integration service IFTTT raised another $24 million in funding to take its business deeper into areas like enterprise and IoT services. IFTTT today has 14 million registered consumers. Products from Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Twitter, BMW, Samsung, IBM, MyQ, and Verizon are among those touched by IFTTT scripts. Despite all the competition, IFTTT has grown as a long-tail play, by focusing on specific actions between apps and devices, some of which are created by users of its platform and some by the companies themselves, and often are not provided elsewhere either because companies have yet to integrate directly, or the action is perhaps too specific.
2018. Zoho launched app integration platform Zoho Flow
Zoho Flow is a new integration platform that ties all your cloud apps together. Zoho Flow lets you create workflows (or Flows as we call them) that connect cloud applications without having to write code. From moving info between apps to executing a complex business process, you can automate a whole range of tasks with Zoho Flow. Creating a Flow is simple. You just set a trigger, add a series of actions, switch it on, and you’re done! For example, you can create a Flow that triggers when a ticket is submitted to your help desk, then automatically adds or updates the lead in your CRM system, and sends an update to your team chat application.
2017. Zapier added shared folders for teams
Cloud app integration service Zapier is unveiling shared folders to help teams automate anything, together. Shared folders let teammates access a shared set of Zaps and collaborate to build more powerful workflows. With your individual Zapier account, you can create automated workflows called Zaps that connect two or more apps. But until now, you couldn't share those clever workflows with your co-workers. Shared folders make it possible. Anyone with access to a shared folder can tweak and improve the Zaps inside or copy them for their own use. We even added an option to share accounts for other tools—like Dropbox, Pipedrive, and Typeform—so you don't need to create separate logins for everyone.
2017. Zapier launched team accounts
Zapier, the business process-centric services for connecting different applications and automating workflows, announced the launch of Zapier for Teams. This new, $250/month plan complements the company’s existing free and $20/month tiers and adds a number of collaboration features to the service. For businesses, this new plan also means that they can offer access to Zapier to their employees and pay a single bill. Foster also argues that this will improve security, especially given that a company can now easily add and remove user accounts as needed. In the past, with Zapier’s old pricing tiers, employees would often share passwords, which is obviously not an ideal solution.
2017. Oracle acquired API management tool Apiary
Oracle acquired API management startup Apiary for an undisclosed amount. Apiary helps companies manage APIs, which is an increasingly important job. As every company becomes a software company, they are building platforms and providing ways for customers and third-parties to build applications using their technologies. Cloud companies increasingly want to help customers deal with those APIs. With Apiary, Oracle will also provide customers advanced capabilities to design and govern APIs, allowing companies to manage the entire API lifecycle and deliver integrated applications.
2016. Built.io launches an IFTTT for business users
Built.io has long offered an integration tool Flow that allowed technical users (think IT admins and developers) to create complex, multi-step integrations with the help of an easy to use drag-and-drop interface. Now the company has also launched a more basic version of Flow that is aimed at business users who want to create IFTTT-like integrations between applications like Cisco Spark, Slack, Gmail, Marketo and Salesforce. To clarify the difference between the two services, the old version of Flow is now Flow Enterprise, while this new one is branded as Flow Express.
2016. Built.io Flow makes building enterprise integrations easier
Built.io is launching a major update of its enterprise integration service Flow that will make it easier for businesses to build more powerful integrations. Flow is a drag-and-drop tool for building enterprise integrations. It’s a bit of a mix of Yahoo Pipes (R.I.P.) and IFTTT for connecting services like Salesforce and Marketo to help automate the sales process in an organization, for example. It’s worth noting that in the world of enterprise, integration is still a big business, with plenty of development shops doing very little else but helping their customers connect various third-party services. The Built.io team argues that it can take a process that often takes weeks and reduce it to a few hours.
2015. Mashape launches API Analytics Platform
API marketplace Mashape launched its analytics service for APIs. Over the years, the company built out its own analytics service to monitor the over 13,000 APIs the company serves. Now, it’s spinning this service out to allow developers and devops teams to understand their own APIs’ performance better — even if the API isn’t hosted by Mashape. Using Mashape Analytics, developers will be able to figure out which APIs and endpoints are used most often (both by internal and external clients) and how well they perform. It’s essentially Google Analytics for APIs, as Marietti calls it. API performance data will stream into the service in real time, but if things go wrong, users will also be able to call up an instant replay of individual API calls to debug issues.
2010. Dell acquires cloud integration platform Boomi
Dell has acquired SaaS integration company Boomi. It offers an application integration platform, dubbed Atomsphere, which aims to help its clients reduce the cost and complexity of integrating applications by allowing easy transfer of data between cloud-based and on-premise applications. Boomi says it manages “millions of transactions” a month and has completed “tens of thousands of cloud integrations” for “hundreds of customers” globally. The company says its solution removes the need for appliances, software or even coding. Boomi has raised only $4 million in venture capital