Queplix Launches Cloud Service to Integrate Cloud Systems

 
 
By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2011-05-13 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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, a relatively new name in the cloud scene, is a good example of where all this is going. 

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 application."

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.


 
 
 
 
Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on Salesforce.com and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and DevX.com and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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