For Mashup Data Integration
In today's enterprises, most data integration projects never get built. The ROI on these small projects is simply too low to justify bringing expensive middleware.
a) The middleware tools are expensive.
b) The middleware tools are complex to install.
c) The middleware tools are difficult to implement and maintain, and most require a serious work effort before delivering any value to the end user.
The emerging mashup building applications are great at integrating light-weight data feeds. But often a mashup developer has to integrate on-premise databases and files, and on-demand, API-powered applications such as SalesForce.Com. In order to build scalable enterprise-level situational applications, mashup developers need a scalable way to extract, transform and load large data sets between data sources and targets.
Apatar helps users and mashup developers to join their on-premise data sources with the web and Office 2.0 applications without coding.
Why Apatar for Data Mashups?
Native connectivity to major Web 2.0 APIs: Apatar brings Enterprise 2.0-class middleware to help you access data both on a local network (like MS SQL/MySQL/Oracle databases and CSV files), and on-demand applications and systems in “the cloud” (like SalesForce.Com, SugarCRM, Flickr, and Amazon).
Create and deploy enterprise-level data mashups: Apatar compliments the emerging mashup development applications like Yahoo Pipes, IBM QEDWiki, Dapper and OpenKapow.
Share, receive and re-use pre-built integration mappings: Apatar enables users to create, publish, share and re-use integration mappings over the web.
Opens source Architecture: Unlike all proprietary data integration software and many open source solutions, Apatar is 100% open source with no proprietary source code.