In today’s world of 1000’s of XaaS applications provided by various XaaS vendors and the increase in the adoption rate of the number of XaaS by enterprises the key cloud integration challenges are as below, whether it is cloud to cloud or from on-premise to Cloud:
Application-specific integration knowledge & Skills
Syncing up with the rapid changes of the XaaS products - changes every month and few XaaS Apps changing every few weeks
Understanding Low-Level Rudimentary APIs
Providing a Single Point of Governance & Monitoring
To address all the above challenges, Software AG has introduced webMethods CloudStreams - which is a quick and scalable approach to Cloud application integration.
webMethods CloudStreams offers the following:
webMethods CloudStreams Framework - is a patented cloud connectivity framework that allows developers to build connectors by configuration (instead of coding). Offers following capabilties:
• Connection Mgmt./Pooling
• Multi Auth & Session Management
• Runtime Governance
• Streaming Listeners & Replay Event
• Multiple Content Types Support
• Send/Receive Messages as form data
Connector Development Kit - Eclipse-based plug-ins to create custom connectors by
configurations without coding
• Web Services (REST/SOAP) Connector Development Kit
• SWAGGER Support – Create a connector by importing a swagger.
Connector library - Save time with out-of-the-box connectors—for example, Salesforce® (CRM, Bulk, Streaming), Marketo®, SAP® Cloud for Customer (C4C), Oracle® NetSuite®, Microsoft Dynamics 365® and more. For a complete list please refer to http://techcommunity.softwareag.com/ecosystem/communities/public/webmethods/products/cloudstreams/downloads/connectors-cloudstreams/
Key Capabilities Details:
Provides Easy Meta Data-Driven & Dynamic Wizard configuration driven consumption of XaaS APIs & creation of API consumer services
Provides the ability to create connectors for SOAP, REST, ODATA and Streaming XaaS APIs
Ability to identify mandatory and optional fields, add custom fields and CCS Signature
based on business object/field selection
Ability to easily update existing connectors to the newer version of the XaaS application
Consumption Governance & Traffic Analytics for XaaS providers and consumers.
Out of the Box Support for
• Salesforce and other XaaS applications supporting Multi Object and Multi-Operations in a Single API call
• Technology Connectors like OData V4.0 and 2.0 to connect to any OData based XaaS Applications
• Advanced OData features like – Batch Support, ChangeSet, Derived Entity/Navigational Relationship Query of data
Supports AWS Signature versions (2, 4), NTLM, OAuth1.0a, OAuth2, HTTP basic auth schemes, and WS-Security policies
Hence a separate webMethods product offering for Quick & Scalable Cloud Integration with an additional license.
SwAG webMethods.io/webMethods - Product Management - Integration & API