Founder and Managing Partner
April 29, 2018
The data integration market is red hot as evidenced by the recent Salesforce acquisition of MuleSoft for $6.5 billion. Workato is another vendor in the data integration space https://www.workato.com/. Workato is also a recent entrant within the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service.
Our team leveraged Workato’s trial software. Workato recipes are workflows that have three major components:
- Apps – Workato has pre-built integrations with applications such as SalesForce, Jira, Marketo and Workday (see Figure 1).
- Triggers – Events that kick off the recipe to complete actions. For example, a new opportunity is created in SalesForce, a contract is signed in DocuSign and a ticket is updated in Jira.
Actions – Events that occur based on a triggering event. For example, create an invoice, notify an email, create a ticket in Jira.
Figure 1: Pre-built app integrations in Workato.
Workato also has an SDK based on the Ruby programming language to allow developers to create custom recipes. For example, our team used the Workato SDK to create the Collibra-to-Waterline recipe as follows (see Figure 2):
- Apps – Connected to Collibra and Waterline.
- Trigger – New asset created in Collibra.
- Action – Create a new Tag Domain in Waterline Data.
Figure 2: Collibra Data Governance Center to Waterline Data Integration Recipe in Workato.
We will be looking more into Workato in the weeks ahead and it appears to be a very promising tool.