Doing the Jitterbit

Ilan Sehayek, CTO of Jitterbit introduced his company, the company's products and himself a while ago. Jitterbit is a provider of an open source data and application integration platform designed to make it easier for organizations to integrate a number of different types of applications hosted on different platforms (see graphic below).

Ilan Sehayek, CTO of Jitterbit introduced his company, the company's products and himself a while ago. Jitterbit is a provider of an open source data and application integration platform designed to make it easier for organizations to integrate a number of different types of applications hosted on different platforms (see graphic below).

Snapshot analysis

The economic downturn and the resultant imparative for IT organizations to trim costs wherever possible has caused some organizationt to consider integration of open source operating systems, application development and deployment tools and data management software. Jitterbit hopes that trend will result in a wave of interest in its technology. The company's website proclaims that over 5,000 organizations have taken up Jitterbit to connect data between applications hosted on many different platforms and even to connect established systems to on-demand/SaaS/Cloud environments.

The architecture of Jitterbit's technology appears highly extensible. The Jitterbit community has already integrated quite a number of applications, data management tools and operating environments, both single vendor and open source.  Furthermore, the Jitterbit community appears to be helpful getting newcomers onboard and productive.

Unasked for shoot-from-the-hip advice

Jitterbit, you've done a good job of presenting what your technology could do for people and have an impressive, but not all-encompassing, list of partners.

On the partner front, I would suggest the following:

  • It would seem that your technology would be of great interest to hosting/cloud computing suppliers. I don't see many of them listed.
  • Where are the hardware suppliers on your list?
  • Don't forget the major application software suppliers.

I would suggest getting your business development folks in touch with them.

I like the fact that your tool is available freely for testing and that you make it easy for people to get in touch with you.