i2factory is an integration platform that allows users to design, build, execute and monitor integration flows with a visual interface.
i2factory Cloud is an on demand version of i2factory in the cloud, meaning that it is an integration platform as a service - iPaaS - where organizations can develop all their integration projects in a collaborative environment. i2factory allows integration between cloud applications and on-premise systems without any programming or component installation
Thanks to the graphical user interface, the online debugger and advanced control panel, you will be able to build and deploy your integration solutions in a matter of hours - not weeks or months. The process to develop an integration is as simple as identifying the elements that are part of the business process. Simply link the information flow while defining the required information.
connectors are the elements that allow us to interact with applications and services (usually through their API) providing high level functionality. Create a project, read a file, publish a post, send an email, etc are just some of the capabilities relevant to business needs. By using connectors the internal implementation of the other systems is isolated from the way in which each system interacts with the others.
i2factory also provides a complete set of integration tasks that performs transformations on the information messages coming from connectors, like filter, translator, divisor, mapper, distributor.
By using connectors and integration tasks to route and adapt information between different connectors, you can build complete and complex integration solutions, without a single line of code.
You can also use a powerful debugger that provides detailed information of every message in every step of the process.
From one simple dashboard you can access all the information related to projects, development environments, servers, integration solutions, credentials or alerts that the system has generated.
Projects and environments help to organize and group solutions and servers that are related.
By using a very simple yet powerful interface, you can check the throughput of the integration flow and the detailed activity on each integration solution. Information is available in real-time displaying messages coming in and out, the status of the ports, events that are triggered in the solutions and much more.
In the Alerts section, you will find notifications about issues in the integration flow (these issues are usually related to the answers from the target systems).
i2factory uses containers to run integration solutions, that can be monitored from the control panel. The platform automatically starts and stops containers when required. The option by default is to run these containers in the i2factory infrastructure, hosted in Microsoft Azure.
There are other deployment options on private cloud or on-premise.
Once an integration is defined and tested, it can be converted into a predefined integration. This predefined integration can be shared with end customers so that they can provision it in only minutes, without technical knowledge.
The advantage of predefined integrations are: