Vendors Unveil Amazon EMR Integration Tool, Revamped for Non-Coders

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    These days, cloud and integration technology still provide plenty of “firsts,” but I can’t help but notice that the claims are more thinly sliced.

    For instance, Syncsort recently announced Ironcluster, which it’s calling the “first and only ETL tool” on Amazon Web Services for Elastic MapReduce.

    The announcement goes on to note that this is also the first data integration as a service engine for Amazon EMR, as well as Syncsort’s first cloud-based offering for Hadoop.

    It’s available in the Amazon Marketplace. Although you obviously have to pay for Amazon’s services, you can try a free version of Ironcluster that will connect up to 10 nodes.

    MuleSoft Partners with IT Services Company

    ESB integration vendor MuleSoft is partnering with an IT consultancy and services firm to provide support for MuleSoft’s relatively new Anypoint Platform

    Anypoint incorporates MuleSoft’s CloudHub integration platform as a service and its ESB and API management tools—service registry, hub and API manager—so basically you can use it to solve your cloud and on-premise integration problems.

    Pactera will act as the IT services branch for putting the solution in place. Given that IT services companies stood to lose custom integration work with the cloud, that seems like a smart fit for Pactera.

    For Mulesoft’s part, the company stands to gain from Pactera’s “integration expertise and knowledge of the demands of vertical markets,” according to the press release.

    Jitterbit Unveils New Cloud Integration Platform

    Jitterbit was apparently very busy at Dreamforce this week, what with the a capella  singers and whatever these guys are. But at some point, the company found time to announce its Harmony Integration Cloud Platform.

    Jitterbit 5 will still be supported for existing customers for the foreseeable future, and there will be a “seamless upgrade path to Harmony,” the company said via Twitter.

    Jitterbit is considered to be a “lightweight” ETL tool, and is popular in environments, according to IT Jungle. Similar competitors are Talend, XAware and, (pre-IBM) Cast Iron Systems.

    What you should know about Jitterbit: It plays in that “no coding” integration space, which means it’s designed for technical business analysts.

    As I pointed out in a recent blog, there seems to be a trend to move integration work off central IT and onto business users more, which should work in Jitterbit’s favor.

    Loraine Lawson
    Loraine Lawson
    Loraine Lawson is a freelance writer specializing in technology and business issues, including integration, health care IT, cloud and Big Data.

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