One Connector - all the integrations

Standardized Connectors

You only need a single Connector. Anyone can build a Connector for any solution and publish it as open source. That enables enhancements, maintenance and use by a whole community of developers. Distribution as a docker container assure high flexibility and scalability.

Connectors are standardized components that allow data flows between a solution and the framework. You can replicate and reuse them. There are many open source components. So before you start developing your own, check out what the community created already!

How it works

 The Connector

 

The Connector sits between your API and the Open Integration Hub’s API. It standardizes the data and defines the functions of an integration. The Connector is split in two distinct part, the Adapter and the Transformer.

The Adapter

The technical format for all synchronized data within the Open Integration Hub is JSON. The Adapter transforms all incoming formats, like XML or CSV to JSON. Within the Apdater you also define the connector’s functions as so called actions and triggers.

The Transformer

In order to correctly map data in a target system, the Open Integration Hub makes use of standard data models. Within the Transformer, translation from one data schema to the standard schema takes place. We suggest using JSONata.

Platforms

A Connectos is the technical component that makes data exchange possible. However, the Connector can only be consumed by a customer via actual implementations of the Open Integration Hub framework. Anyone can run an Open Integration Hub or just use existing platforms to also benefit from that platform’s brand and access their customer base. There are several successful platforms already:

Basaas

As neutral cloud marketplace Basaas presents a great variaty of world class business applications for small and medium bsuienss – much like Apple’s AppStore or the Google Play Store. Basaas brings structure and transparency to the cloud market.

Cloud Workplace and Cloud Manager are two tools that allow you to efficiently organise all your cloud solutions in one place! Another benefit: a registration with Basaas allows you to centrally manage and pay for all of your solutions! Basaas handles all processes with the software vendor.

elastic.io

The company’s hybrid integration platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) delivers a complete suite of tools and the technology for its users to connect disparate software cloud-to-cloud and cloud-to-ground easier, less time-consuming and more cost-effective.

The elastic.io’s iPaaS is built upon microservices technology allowing for high scalability and performance with low latency, which is ideal for its implementation in Cloud, IoT and Mobile projects.

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Robin Brinkmann

Robin Brinkmann

Community Manager