Microsoft Azure BizTalk Services (MABS) has a lot to offer for companies looking for a PaaS Middleware solution. EAI bridges provide B2B communication as well as LoB access functionality for EDI, XML, and flat file interchanges. The new mapping system offers some exciting and powerful new functionality as well, vastly simplifying certain tasks that previously required several functiods, and opening up new possibilities and enhanced performance with lists.
However, it is a new technology, and certain tasks that have been very straightforward in BizTalk Server 2013 require a different way of thinking for MABS. For example, it is a fairly trivial task to create an orchestration that accesses a LoB adapter (using, for example, WCF slqBinding) to do data validation or enhancement, and publishing this orchestration as a web service for client consumption. If your SQL database is SQL Azure, there…
Setting Verbose mode for a Boomi Process using a Dynamic Process Property
In most instances developers will have to accommodate certain reporting, notification and logging requirements of a given interface within the Dell Boomi AtomSphere platform.
Often times, the logging or emailing may need to be disabled for testing and/or faster iterative cycling through test cases and, of course, to not annoy the user community with email test messages.
The most straightforward way to accomplish or implement a verbose or Test Mode Boolean flag (as is very common in other platforms) is to create and enable a Dynamic Process Property and then assign its default value while allowing to reassign the same with extensions directly after deployment.
Dell Boomi provides the concept and implementation of extensions to allow developers and administrators to have distinct values for different environments without having to use multiple connectors of the same type.
As an example in a given scenario where a Dell Boomi Process uses a disk connector to read a file but the file location changes from environment to environment.
1. Test Server file folder location: C:\TEST\Inbound
2. QA Server file folder location: C:\QA\Inbound
3. Production Server file folder location: C:\PROD\Inbound
Dell Boomi continues to lead the iPaaS platform and for a third year in a row, Dell Boomi AtomSphere, a leading provider of Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS), has again been positioned by Gartner, Inc., in the “Leaders” quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Enterprise iPaaS.
Tallan’s Dell Boomi Certified development team is constantly and regularly providing content and context to help our clients achieve their integration goals with our preferred iPaaS platform.
This Tallan video explains the use of a dynamic process counter that can be used to iteratively repeat over a process in a loop until a particular “count” has been met or exceeded.
This is useful and very common in most programming use cases but not as straightforward to implement dynamically in a Dell Boomi Process.
The Data Process Shape uses the following Groovy code:
April 7th, 2016
Dell Boomi continues to lead the iPaaS platform and for a third year in a row, Dell Boomi AtomSphere, a leading provider of Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS), has again been positioned by Gartner, Inc., in the “Leaders” quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Enterprise iPaaS. For the month of April Tallan is excited to announce AtomSphere’s latest feature set:
The following enhancements make the management of user and certificate authority (CA) certificates easier:
• User certificates that are deployed to an Atom, Molecule, or Atom Cloud are now listed in the Certificates panel in Manage > Atom Management.
• CA certificates for Molecules and Atom Clouds are now listed in the Certificates panel.
• Searching by certificate name is now supported in the Certificates panel.
• Notification that a certificate is expiring is provided on the Certificates panel, Environment cards,…
Dell Boomi continues to lead the iPaaS platform with leading edge features and cloud specific tools to help you succeed with your integration implementation. For the month of January Tallan is excited to announce AtomSphere’s latest feature set:
Release Details for 2016.01.13
Atom and Connector Updates
To improve the efficiency of Atom and connector updates, these updates now originate from a content delivery web service.
To enable updates from this service, ensure your network or firewall is configured to allow connections to https://software.cdn.boomi.com/.
For the next few releases, should an update from this service fail, the update will automatically be requested from the Dell Boomi platform (https://platform.boomi.com/).
The topic Hostnames and IP Addresses for Connecting to Dell Boomi is updated to reflect this enhancement.
During a Java migration for your Atom, Molecule or Atom Cloud, you can automatically migrate your custom certificates from the prior Java version’s…
There is no debate that software-as-a-service (SaaS) has experienced significant market growth over the past five years. Gartner and Forbes project increased growth of up to 30 percent through 2018. Current revenue metrics support those figures thus far in 2015:
As a result of this growth in the SaaS market, most companies will soon develop the business need to connect with cloud-based applications. Integration needs have expanded from traditional, on-premises B2B applications to include a wide variety of data sources: mobile devices, real-time feeds and unstructured data sets from cloud and hybrid endpoints. These new demands have redefined how we think about integration interfaces and APIs, as well as the tools we choose to build, maintain and monitor them.
Companies now find themselves trying to balance legacy and custom applications already on-premises, with the rise of social media applications and the explosive…
Dell Boomi continues to lead the iPaaS platform with leading edge features and cloud specific tools to help you succeed with your integration implementation. For the month of October Tallan is excited to announce AtomSphere’s latest feature set:
Java 8 Support
Atom Cloud upgraders and installers (for Windows and Linux) for Java 8 are available.
For new Molecule and Cloud installations on Java 8, the default cluster library is JGroups 3.
Additionally, if a non-Atom folder is selected during an upgrade to Java 8, clicking OK returns to the previous screen to select a different installation folder.
Test Atom Cloud
In the September release for Dell Boomi’s Atomsphere the platform now offers a Google Apps Connector!
The Google Apps connector uses the Google Drive API for spreadsheet file management as the Google Document List API has been deprecated.
Dell Boomi has added the following improvements to the September 2015 release of Dell Boomi AtomSphere. For more information, please see the September Release Notes in the AtomSphere Reference Guide.
A Dell Boomi administrator can create a series of API Roles and associate specific users to each API Role. By associating a group of users to a single API Role, the administrator can grant access all the users associated with that API Role for specific APIs, groups of APIs, or web service components at once without needing to set the permissions individually.
Also, the administrator can define specific IP addresses or IP address ranges…
As part of Tallan’s continuing effort to keep our Dell Boomi community informed here are the latest and greatest changes for August!!!
Dell Boomi has added the following improvements to the August 2015 release of Dell Boomi AtomSphere. For more information, please see the August Release Notes [dead link] in the AtomSphere Reference Guide.
Java 8 SupportThe Dell Boomi Test Atom Cloud and EU Atom Cloud have been upgraded to support Java 8. Additionally, Atom and Molecule upgraders and installers for Java 8 are available. The Cloud upgrader and installer for Java 8 will be available as part of the September release.Adding Write Restrictions to Folders Administrators can limit users’ ability to change a folder and the components in it by adding write restrictions to the folder. Adding write restrictions to a folder allows a certain group of users to rename, move, delete and…