UPDATED 12:05 EST / NOVEMBER 09 2018

BLOCKCHAIN

Dell Boomi awardee on iPaaS alchemy and blockchain at the ballots

Ever use some software and think, this would be better sandwiched between blockchain and a Salesforce.com Inc. application? Those are the sorts of wild imaginings that integration platforms as a service (iPaaS) rig into reality. And they are the sorts of things for which data-integration companies win awards.

Dell Boomi just named integration and development solutions provider Hathority LLC its innovation partner of the year. Dell Boomi is a cloud-native iPaaS that looks to harmonize software, data, edge devices, etc. The Dell Technologies subsidiary is aiming to be the gelling agent in messy, multicloud computing through low-code, easy integrations of every technology on customers’ lists.

Hathority absorbs the 411 on what companies are struggling to integrate and reports back to Dell Boomi.

“They take the feedback from partners like us very seriously and then they work towards delivering this, like in their release planning and such,” said Vishwam Annam (pictured, left), MBA principal and technology architect at Hathority.

Remember the hanging chad, anyone?

Integrations can open up brand new avenues for all kinds of technologies to mutate and multiply use cases.

Annam and Philip Bernick (pictured), PhD, principal, human-centered technologist at Hathority, spoke with Lisa Martin (@LisaMartinTV) and John Furrier (@furrier), co-hosts of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s mobile livestreaming studio, during the Dell Boomi World event in Las Vegas. They discussed the power of integration and its potential in areas like blockchain and “internet of things” edge devices. (* Disclosure below.)

Hathority showed the crowd at Dell Boomi World what iPaaS can accomplish with a demo of a blockchain integration. 

Blockchain, like IoT, is giving a lot of would-be users a lot of headaches, Bernick said. Dell Boomi can ease integration between the hyperledger and other applications or processes, he said.

“You can keep track of any sort of data on a blockchain,” said Bernick. This means individuals can own and control their data, but still have the community validate its authenticity. “It’s decentralized, but it’s immutable and it’s auditable, so it guarantees integrity, because unless all of the participants agree that a transaction took place, it didn’t.”

A timely example of a potential integration would be the voting systems in political elections. “You cast your vote, but you have no way to actually see the vote that you cast,” Bernick said. “If it were on a blockchain, you could inspect your vote, but nobody else could know how you voted, but you could ensure the fact that your vote was entered into the blockchain, and counted in the way that you wanted it to be.”

Watch the complete video interview below, and be sure to check out more of SiliconANGLE’s and theCUBE’s coverage of the Dell Boomi World event. (* Disclosure: TheCUBE is a paid media partner for Dell Boomi World. Neither Dell Boomi, the event sponsor, nor other sponsors have editorial control over content on theCUBE or SiliconANGLE.)

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