An enabler of event-driven architecture (EDA) for real-time enterprises, Solace Corp., recently announced that Boomi, an intelligent connectivity and automation provider, has selected the Solace PubSub+ Platform to offer real-time event streaming across applications and cloud services to run and differentiate their business.
The initiative solidifies a lasting partnership between the two organizations, especially in showcasing consumption-based licensing models for enterprises.
Boomi’s implementation of PubSub+ is a key part of the company’s efforts to deconstruct monolithic applications into more scalable and distributed applications made up of microservices.
PubSub+ handles the distribution of real-time data across Boomi’s integration platform as a service (iPaaS). This means many microservices across teams and environments could easily consume and act on the iPaaS.
Advantages include greater agility and reuse of information, and the ability to stream thousands of messages per second around the world. This allows Boomi to give customers real-time data offerings like robust monitoring and data collection, and artificial intelligence in the future.
Boomi and Solace would enable a flexible consumption-based licensing model based on real-time usage statistics—that is critical in the highly dynamic and evolving software as a service (SaaS) market.
“An event mesh built with PubSub+ Platform empowers Boomi to process data in real-time, leading to greater business and operational efficiencies,” said Ed Macosky, head of product at Boomi. “One of the first ways we will leverage this new capability is by deploying a metering service that will let us view customer usage in real time so we can underpin our AtomSphere Go licensing program in a unique and personalized fashion that meets our growing customer demands.”
Organizations could get started with the Boomi AtomSphere platform without committing to long-term contracts and usage patterns.
Boomi adopts an infrastructure for billing based on usage-based metrics, which means every Boomi product for metering must publish data to billing systems, dashboards, and other platforms.
“We’re excited that Boomi is expanding its use of our technology to make decision making and internal operations more real-time and agile in addition to helping customers benefit from the combination of event-driven architecture (EDA) and iPaaS,” said Denic King, chief executive of Solace.
The selection represents the evolution of a longstanding partnership between Boomi and Solace.
Solace offers a connector named PubSub+ Connector for Boomi, which gives users of the Boomi AtomSphere Platform access to Solace’s industry-leading event streaming and event management technologies. The connector offers Boomi customers link applications and information sources in an event-driven manner to develop innovative new use cases and customer-facing services.
For example, European retailer Les Mousquetaires has accelerated time to market and implemented real-time reporting of point-of-sale data to stream receipts issued by the retailer’s 4,000 stores through its SAP system, warehouse management system, and e-commerce website.