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October 07, 2008

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Rick Smith

I am confused on one topic above - you say that your platform is truly multi-tenant. But when I checked out your product, I saw that there was something called an "atom" that I needed to download for on premise integration. Are you saying that this "atom" is multi-tenant? If so, it doesn't make sense to me as this piece of software that is needed is sitting within my firewall and is "isolated" for my use.

if the "atom" is on premise, then I guess you make the point of the design experience being on-demand. This is not an important criteria for SaaS; even salesforce.com's Force.com platform - the leading platform as a service offering - provides an eclipse plug in for their developers. It is important for the run-time experience to be truly on-demand as a service, not the design experience.

Bob Moul

Thanks for the comment Rick and we appreciate your taking the time to read the blog. You are correct that Atoms deployed on premise are single-tenant. As they process only one customer’s data, there is no need for them to be multi-tenant. However, Atoms deployed in the cloud are in fact multi-tenant and can support processing of multiple customer’s data.

The multi-tenant aspects of Boomi’s platform go beyond just the design experience. The entire platform is multi-tenant which includes not just design/build but also deployment and on-going monitoring and management. As such we can deliver the great benefits of SaaS such as lowest cost structure, fastest time to value, fastest innovation cycles and massive scalability in the integration context. Beyond that, being SaaS allows us to deliver capabilities like instant sharing of new connectors and maps for design/build, deployment of multi-tenant integration processes (built once - deployed many) and the ability for ISVs to monitor and manage all their customer’s integration processes, wherever they are deployed, from one platform.

Another great example is API maintenance. When a change is made to an API, that change can be made one time in Boomi (through our multi-tenant designer), and each tenant who needs that change gets it instantly. Imagine by contrast using a conventional integration product installed at each site, or even hosted in the data center. Each instance of that stack would need to be updated when the same API change occurs.

Hopefully this helps to illustrate the benefits of the entire integration life-cycle experience being multi-tenant as opposed to just the run time. Let me know if you have any other questions and/or check out our free 30-day trial on our website.

Glen

Are you saying that this "atom" is multi-tenant? If so, it doesn't make sense to me as this piece of software that is needed is sitting within my firewall and is "isolated" for my use. http://www.hotfilemediafire.com

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The multi-tenant aspects of Boomi’s platform go beyond just the design experience. Your blog is great for anyone who wants to understand this subject more. This is great stuff.

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