Over the past several years, there has been a lack of clarity about Microsoft’s integration roadmap. Various integration tools have been offered, rebranded and renamed, and ultimately retired. With a lack of a published roadmap, it is hard to make an informed investment into an integration platform that needs to meet today’s needs and still be relevant into the future.
Since 2000, BizTalk has been around to meet critical on-premises integration needs. Many customers have implemented complex business-critical solutions based upon BizTalk. With the migration to the cloud and the advent of Integration Platforms as a Service (iPaaS) offerings, there have been concerns about the future of BizTalk and its role in Microsoft’s integration strategy.
A recent announcement by Microsoft’s Jon Fancey, the Azure Integration Services PM Lead, attempts to clear up some concerns about Microsoft’s integration roadmap and lays the foundation for what…
Dell Boomi clients wanted to launch new technology capabilities that will rapidly deliver a competitive edge. Unfortunately, project backlogs and multiple priorities often slow the pace of innovation. Overworked and understaffed IT teams often compound this problem, resulting in employee turnover that makes it even harder for businesses to retain the best and brightest IT staff.
Ultimately, the cycle of pressing priorities and strained IT resources leads to a skills gap that causes many companies to lag behind.
And integration is central to this issue. These days organizations need to be extremely agile in how they integrate their applications and data to drive digital transformation. The volume and diversity of integrations necessary for running a digital business are growing exponentially. Social, mobile, analytics, big data, IoT and AI technologies all require integration into core business systems.
And integration is fundamental for any organization…
When the term “big data” first burst onto the scene about seven years ago, experts predicted that organizations could dramatically improve how they operate by capturing and analyzing vast arrays of rapidly growing information.
Fast forward to 2017. It turns out that “big data” wasn’t just another buzzword. Now an established term in the IT and business lexicon, big data is bigger than ever. By some estimates data volumes are doubling every three years.
But organizations have yet to fully capitalize on the value of data for more informed decision-making, operational efficiencies, and personalized systems of engagement with customers and partners.
“Most companies are capturing only a fraction of the potential value from data and analytics,” according to a recent McKinsey Global Institute study, “The Age of Analytics: Competing in a Data-Driven World.”
Connecting Data for Competitive Advantage
For organizations that want to survive and thrive…
While testing an integration it is always important to perform a series of negative test cases to ensure the process can fail gracefully through error handling. It is not always possible for endpoint environments to be set up for quick and easy testing. For this reason, a useful step in the development process is to create test harnesses. These can act as the implementation of abstract test cases beyond simple shape-to-shape testing. Test harnesses are also incredibly useful for regression testing.
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.
Technology evolved so much since ten years ago, and it has been especially apparent in the education sector. Back then, the extent of computers in elementary schools only taught you how to type and when children were in middle school, they used a computer to type essays and play flash games. Fast forward to 2016, elementary schools now have curriculums that teach kids how to create and code websites. Furthermore, we even see children using iPads to learn with apps and augmented reality. As we shift to a digitally dominant world for education, it is fascinating to see how technological ecosystems come together to enable that movement.
More importantly, connected online learning experiences are critical for higher education. From MOOCs to staying on top of college class material, the cloud and advancement of the internet have proved to be a close…
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 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
Dell Boomi Basics
Tallan has recently started providing 30 minute Lunch and Learn type of webinar recipes for basic iPaaS integration solutions using Dell Boomi’s Atomsphere development platform.
For this quick demonstration we’ve broken the main points into the following bullet points:
• Creating a free account
• Logging in to the Dell Boomi environment
• Creating Processes
• Connector Review
• Process features
• Understanding Profiles
• Building Maps
• Test Mode Overview