The RD Integration Broker ensures that diverse applications can exchange information contained in dissimilar forms, systems and databases. It routes information to the right place and in the correct format.
RD Integration Broker transforms data, providing accessibility to complex file and message formats based on a comprehensive, enterprise-class solution to your integration challenges. Extract and transform data from any file, document, or message - regardless of EDI or XML format, complexity, or size - and transforming it into information your system can use. The RD Integration Broker therefore:
1. Allows businesses and government to exchange information among different databases and enterprise software applications quickly, seamlessly, and economically.
2. Offers fast, easy and cost-effective enterprise application integration and workflow collaboration across different software systems.
The RD Integration Broker facilitates the application of user-defined rules or business logic to the processing of the data. Business rules are contained within a discrete library, where they can be easily modified and reused across systems. This logical separation allows the same rules to be reused. Written once, the rules are stored ‘centrally’ and can be reused for any other current or future integration need, regardless of its data access and delivery configuration!
Business rules define the transformation requirements. The RD Integration Broker invokes business rules needed for the transformation. For example, a business rule might define how to transform data extracted from a database into an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) message format and deliver it to a business partner.
Complete one-to-one, one-to many, many to one and many to many transactions. You can even join two or more input messages together to create one more output message.
Flexibility stems from the Integration Broker's ability to interface with applications in four key ways:
1. through application programming interfaces (APis), such as those in enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems;
2. through direct connections to databases;
3. by reading or writing files, such as those used in file-based integration; and
4. From common message-based infrastructures, such as IBM MQ Series.