The company launched a service called QueCloud, which is a cloud application that securely integrates-you guessed it-cloud applications, such as Salesforce, NetSuite, and LinkedIn.
Before long, we'll be able to get any type of IT service
through a cloud-based connection. In fact, we're virtually at that point now-and
modern-era cloud services are still only toddlers at 5 years old or less.
Data integration and management software maker Queplix
relatively new name in the cloud scene, is a good example of where all this is
The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company has launched a service
called QueCloud, which is a cloud application that securely integrates-you
guessed it-cloud applications, such as Salesforce, NetSuite, LinkedIn and
Facebook, to their systems without needing an IT person to write scripts.
"Our mission is to turn capex [costs] into opex,"
Queplix CEO Mark Cashman told eWEEK. "We can take the data from cloud-based
applications or even on-premise apps, because we have a persistent metadata
storage. We don't physically retain a copy of the data itself; we are just
capable of moving it from Point A to Point B using something we call Data
Harmonization, our own automated data-synchronization process.
"We don't care where your data exists; we're providing
you with a wonderful object-oriented user interface which allows you to move
your data without having to program SQL and write scripts to do that. And the
data resides with the application or the supporting database for that
Configures Intelligent Blades
Queplix Virtual Data Manager, the company's flagship
product, runs the QueCloud application and data-integration process. The
software enables the configuration of a series of intelligent Application
Software Blades that identify and extract key data and associated security
information from many different target applications, such as Salesforce, Google
Apps, Amazon and others.
The blades identify and extract metadata from the data
stored within these applications, then bring it into the Queplix Engine to
support data integration with other applications, Cashman said.
Once applications are integrated, QueCloud then keeps
customer, product and financial data consistent between applications-even
legacy applications, such as SAP PeopleSoft-with what Queplix calls Data Harmonization,
its own automated data-synchronization process, Cashman said. QueCloud can
scale up to the largest enterprise, or more cost effectively for small or
medium businesses, he said.
QueCloud, which was introduced May 8 at NetSuite's SuiteWorld
in San Francisco, is available now.
Queplix, founded in 2004 as a database tools provider but reset
in 2009 to do virtualization services, has customers that include The Home
Depot, Homesite and Sony Ericsson.