Pervasive Software Launches Data Integration 'App Store'

Pervasive Galaxy is a marketplace for IT processes, serving as a community platform for data integration needs.

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--Pervasive Software, which held its annual Metamorphasis Cloud Integration Summit here at the Hotel Sofitel, on April 28 launched a new marketplace for data integration processes.

Pervasive Galaxy, which had been running in beta for a few months, is sort of like an app store in the form of a community platform for data integration needs.

Galaxy will enable users to request, build, buy, preview and rate items such as data integration packages, connectors, plug-ins or templates. In addition, users can post projects and participate in community project builds, Lance Speck, senior director for Pervasive Integration, told eWEEK.

"Galaxy is designed to enable profitable convergence between business-to-business integration producers and consumers through faster market and social connection," Speck said.

"Just about everyone needs data integration, especially with so many systems moving to clouds, but until now they haven't had a simple way to express their needs and easily connect with the experts who can meet those needs."

The monetary arrangement is clear-cut: 70 percent of the income from a sale goes to the developer or process creator, and 30 percent goes to Pervasive for the overhead of running the marketplace.

"Partners seek ecosystems to share, deliver and monetize innovation to customers," said Ray Wang, principal analyst and CEO at Constellation Research Group.

Pervasive, based in Austin, Texas, is a global data systems integrator that develops software to manage, integrate and analyze data, in the cloud or on-premises, throughout the entire data life cycle. An increasing amount of its business is now being done inside public, private and hybrid cloud systems.

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