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We’re delighted to announce the January 2020 release of the Cloud Application Integration service. This release is feature rich. It is being rolled out across IICS regions on the following schedule:

 

  • 14 Jan 2020 - North America NA1 and Asia Pacific APSE1
  • 15 Jan 2020 - North America NA2 and EMEA EMW1
  • 11 Feb 2020 - North America USW3
  • 12 Feb 2020 - North America USE4 and USE6

 

Making it easier to implement and debug

Creating process objects had been tedious. We’ve made it easy to create multiple and hierarchical process objects simply by importing WSDL, XSD, or Swagger interface documents from a file, a zip or a URL. This will save you time and effort that previously required manual creation of process objects.

To help you debug processes the Assignment step now gives you access to field values controlled by a process’s tracing level. To turn up tracing without redeploying a process a new X-Debug HTTP header has been introduced. A value of “true” for this header enables you to debug a single process instance on the fly.

Tools like Postman, SOAPUI or RESTclient are great but require you to leave Process Designer to initiate a process. You can now create and associate with a process one or more JSON or XML process inputs and run a process with one or all inputs. You can then use the new process instance debugging capabilities to better analyze and identify the root cause of errors.

Making it easier to consume databases

We’ve turned your OData-enabled database into a fully-fledged REST API by not only exposing the power of OData v4 to perform paged queries, create, read, update and delete operations simply by enabling the OData service on the connection, but also by auto-generating a Swagger interface to this database's schemas. This makes it possible for developers to use the same approach to interact with databases as they do for any other REST API. You can also control where your OData-enabled APIs are accessible from now either from the Cloud, on premises or both.

We’ve also enhanced our JDBC connector’s query capabilities by allowing you to leverage database specific WHERE Clause syntax. This will allow you to leverage your database’s nested query and other database-specific query capabilities. You are no longer limited to the use of simple AND or OR WHERE Clauses.

Making it easier to consume JSON and XML content-types

Prior to this release unless the content type of responses was application/json or text/xml but considered to be XML or JSON, the payload was treated as an attachment. We’ve enhanced content type processing such that for example application/vnd.api#json;charset=UTF-8 is now processed as JSON content. We now process content types containing xml and json identifiers as XML and JSON respectively. This update is backwards compatible but we recommend you review the release notes for guidance.

Making it easier to work with attachments and multipart responses. We’ve added multi-attachment support for service connectors. This includes multipart responses containing both the body and attachments.  Several new functions have been introduced to make this possible.

Making process recovery easier with Process Restart provides administrators and operators  the ability to restart a process from the Application Integration Console.

Unique API name override for processes and taskflow now allows users to override the auto-generated API name with an API endpoint name of your choosing.

Please see the What's New document for details (also attached with this post).

For more information, see the Release Notes.

For the complete Cloud Application Integration documentation, see the online help.

We are pleased to announce the Fall 2019 November release of Informatica Cloud Application Integration (CAI).

For more information, see the Release Notes.

For the complete Cloud Application Integration documentation, see the online help.

We are pleased to announce the October 2019 release of Informatica Cloud Application Integration (CAI).

For more information, see the Release Notes.

For the complete Cloud Application Integration documentation, see the online help.

We are pleased to announce the September 2019 release of Informatica Cloud Application Integration (CAI).

For more information, see the Release Notes.

For the complete Cloud Application Integration documentation, see the online help.

We are pleased to announce the Summer 2019 July release of Informatica Cloud Application Integration (CAI).

For more information, see the Release Notes.

For the complete Cloud Application Integration documentation, see the online help.

We are pleased to announce the May 2019 release of Informatica Cloud Application Integration (CAI).

For more information, see the Release Notes.

For the complete Cloud Application Integration documentation, see the online help.

We are pleased to announce the April 2019 release of Informatica Cloud Application Integration (CAI).

For more information, see the Release Notes.

For the complete Cloud Application Integration documentation, see the online help.

We are pleased to announce the March 2019 release of Informatica Cloud Application Integration (CAI).

For more information, see the Release Notes.

For the complete Cloud Application Integration documentation, see the online help.

Check out these new links describing Kafka, RabbitMQ and Salesforce Platform Events and Push Topics

 

Kafka

Demo and sample: How to: Use Kafka Connector to Read and Write Kafka Messages

Demo and sample: How to: Create a Kafka Connection in Cloud Application Integration

Docs: Preface

 

RabbitMQ

Demo and sample: How to: Create RabbitMQ Connector in Cloud Application Integration

Docs: Preface

 

Salesforce Platform Events and Push Topics

Demo: How to: Support Salesforce Platform Event and Push Topic events in Cloud Application Integration

Docs: Preface

Aug 29 2019 | 72 mins | Play

Luc Clement, Senior Director Product Management, Cloud API and Application Integration

Connect with APIs any app, any data, at any speed in a multi-cloud world

APIs form a critical aspect of any hybrid architecture today.

 

To fulfill your API-first strategy, you need to integrate on-premises data and applications with cloud and other on-premises applications, data sources and services.

 

Informatica’s Intelligent Cloud Services Application Integration can connect these systems in real time using APIs, enabling organizations to implement and host business services and microservices, and expose them to your applications and partners in the cloud and on-premises.

Join our product expert as he dives deep into the API and application integration capabilities offered by our API solutions for accelerating your digital transformation. You will learn:

 

1. What APIs are and why they matter

2. Examples of use

3. Types of APIs and services

4. SOA and microservices architectural styles used to build API-based business services and applications

5. How Informatica helps you to achieve this with its iPaaS services

The Cloud Application Integration Summer 2019 release offers support for the following Salesforce event types.

  • Platform Event
  • Push Topic

This attached document provides an overview of this mechanism providing Cloud Application Integration service customers with the ability to publish and subscribe to Salesforce Platform Events. The Platform Event and Push Topic event mechanisms enable customers to deliver secure, scalable, and customizable event notifications within Salesforce or from external sources.

This technote describes how Cloud Application Integration’s (CAI) Process Server can interoperate with Azure Event Hub and Azure Service Bus. To work with Azure Event Hub a Kafka connection is configured on a Secure Agent.  For Azure Service Bus an AMQP connection is used.

We, at Informatica, organize Tea Talks @ Informatica to educate various functions on different Product areas within Informatica. In such presentations, we elaborate upon a specific product area, Use cases around the product and how this product is being used by our customers.

 

In this presentation, you will learn Cloud Application Integration (after setting the context on broader Informatica Intelligent Cloud Service a.k.a. IICS), use cases for this service and how our customers are using it to solve their problems.

 

Posted by Sorabh Agarwal on May 16, 2019

This video presents how for example you can leverage the IICS Asset Management CLI (version 2) utility to integrate your Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services development environment. Continuous Integration (CI) is a development practice where developers integrate code into a shared repository frequently, preferably several times a day. Each integration can then be verified by an automated build and automated tests.

 

This video and sample shows how you can export and extract to source control (Git in this example) for performing automated backups of versions, a CI activity. The same techniques can be used to package deployments to test and pre-production environments also.

 

The video demonstrates this using IICS Asset Management CLI (version 2) made available via the Informatica Cloud Application Integration community under Tools category, along with Jenkins Pipeline. This utility is broadly applicable to all IICS services.

 

 

To fulfill your API-first strategy you need to integrate on premises data and applications with Cloud and other on-premises applications, data sources and services.

 

Did you know that the Cloud Application Integration Service can connect these systems in real time using APIs? Did you also know that you can implement and host business services and microservices and expose these to your applications and partners in the Cloud and on premises?

 

The Cloud Application Integration Service helps you in the following ways:

App Integration

  • Integrate in real time applications using orchestration, APIs and messaging to propagate data from one data source to another
  • Supplement bulk data set processing with interactive API-based data propagation

 

API Implementation and Management

  • Create business, composite and data services
  • Expose business services as REST, SOAP or OData APIs to applications, lines of businesses and partners
  • Make APIs discoverable
  • Monitor business services
  • Manage and control API usage
  • Improve business, composite and data services

 

Process Integration and Automation

  • Implement and run business process applications
  • Externalize process logic and business rules outside of application code
  • Support business processes that span applications on premises and in Cloud
  • Provide users with automated guided workflows with contextual and interactive access to data


To learn more look at the Overview, Webinars and Success Stories content in the left sidebar.

 

Looking for connectivity? App Integration connectors make it possible to integrate any API and message-based systems. Check out GitHub or Informatica Marketplace to download commonly used API connectors listed here. Don't find what you are looking for? Simply import your Swagger or WSDL interface document or use a simple form-based approach to connectivity to any API.