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Dell Boomi: Product Overview and Insight

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Bottom Line:

One of the best cloud-based data integration solutions available, Dell Boomi has a very rich feature set. Its low-code development interface and automation features make it easy for even fairly inexperienced business analysts to use. Analysts give it top marks, and it is one of the fastest-growing integration platform as a service (iPaaS) offerings on the market.

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Company Description:

Acquired by Dell in 2010, Boomi began life as an independent middleware vendor founded by Rick Nucci in 2000 in Berwyn, Pennsylvania. The company focused on electronic data interchange and B2B logistics until 2007 when it became one of the early cloud vendors, launching a cloud-based integration service called AtomSphere.

Today the company makes its home in Chesterbrook, Pennsylvania, and is a subsidiary of Dell Technologies. It has an estimated 100 employees and an estimated annual revenue of $150 million. It boasts more than 7,000 customers including Novartis, LinkedIn, Candy.com, Lucky Brand and Kelly-Moore Paints. In its most recent Magic Quadrant report for Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service (EiPaas), Gartner listed Dell Boomi as a Leader and gave the company its second-highest rating overall.

Product Description:

Boomi helps customers connect everything and engage everywhere across any channel, device or platform. The Dell Boomi Platform incorporates several elements: Hub (master data hub), Exchange (B2B/EDI management), Mediate (API design and management), Flow (workflow automation and app development) and Integrate (application and data integration).

It also includes several automated capabilities, including Suggest (a data mapping wizard that relies on anonymous data from other Boomi customers), Assure (automated regression testing) and Resolve (suggestions for addressing common error messages). It also has solutions tailored to specific vertical markets and to certain use cases, such as ecommerce and IoT.

Features:

Deployment:

Cloud

Licensing:

Proprietary

System Requirements:

Because Boomi is cloud-based, users can access it from any system with an Internet connection. However, if Boomi will be integrating data from systems on the local network, users will need to have a network-connected system running Atom. Atom can run on any version of Windows or Linux that supports Java 7 or 8. It also must have at least a 1.8 GHz or faster processor (at least dual 64-bit processors recommended), 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended), and 10.5 GB of hard drive space (200 GB recommended).

Connectors

Connectors are available for more than 1,500 applications, including SAP, Oracle, Salesforce, NetSuite, Workday, Microsoft Dyanmics, Amazon S3, Google Cloud, ADP, Box, Dropbox, JIRA, Microsoft Azure, QuickBooks, Servicenow, Slack and many others.

Design and Development Environment:

Low-code development platform with a visual, drag-and-drop user interface

Key Capabilities

  • Application and data integration
  • Master data hub
  • EDI
  • API design and management
  • Workflow automation
  • App development
  • Automated data mapping
  • Error resolution recommendations
  • Regressing testing

Support and Services:

Training and certification, support and professional consulting services available.

Pricing:

Starts at $549 per month

Dell Boomi Features Table

Features

Dell Boomi

Deployment

Cloud

System Requirements

 

Operating System

Windows or Linux

Processor

1.8 GHz or faster processor (at least dual 64-bit processors recommended)

RAM

2 GB (4 GB recommended)

Storage

10.5 GB (200 GB recommended)

Software

Java 7 or 8

Connectors

More than 1,500 available, including SAP, Oracle, Salesforce, NetSuite, Workday, Microsoft Dyanmics, Amazon S3, Google Cloud, ADP, Box, Dropbox, JIRA, Microsoft Azure, QuickBooks, Servicenow, Slack

Design and Development Environment

Low-code development environment

Key Capabilities

 

ELT

No

ETL

Yes

CDC

Yes

Data Quality

Yes

Data Governance

Yes

Others

EDI, API management, workflow automation

Support and Services

Training, certification, support, professional consulting services

Gartner Magic Quadrant Rating

Leader

Price

$549 per month and up

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