Core capabilities of an iPaaS

An integration platform as a service (iPaaS) provides capabilities to enable its subscribers to implement and operate data- and application integrations spanning cloud services, on-premises applications, and distributed data endpoints. This is achieved by developing, deploying, executing, managing, and monitoring integrations and data flows bridging multiple endpoints, services or systems so that they can work effectively together.

Core capabilities of an iPaaS:

  • Reliable messaging with support for various message exchange patterns (request & reply, store & forward, fire & forget, broadcast, etc.)
  • Technical protocol connectors ((s)FTP, HTTP(s), REST, SOAP, JMS, JDBC, AMQP, MQTT, Kafka, etc.)
  • Application adapters for SaaS and on-premises packaged applications
  • Protocol mediation
  • Data formats (XML, JSON, ASN.1, etc.) and data standards (CIM, EDIFACT, HL7, SWIFT, etc.)
  • Data validation
  • Data mapping, transformation, and formatting
  • Data enrichment and processing such as aggregating or splitting of messages
  • Routing, filtering, message forwarding
  • Endpoint handling through full life cycle API management
  • Orchestration of integration flows and service choreography
  • Integration flow development and life cycle management tools
  • Integration flow monitoring and management with logging, tracing & audit trail control


An iPaaS is typically used for cloud service integration and application to application integration scenarios. Increasingly, they are also being used for B2B and IoT integration scenarios.

An enterprise iPaaS is designed to support enterprise-class integration projects requiring high availability, disaster recovery, security, SLAs and technical support from the provider.

Utilihive supports these capabilities and offers domain specific accelerators for utility specific use cases. Read more about our accelerators.


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