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Speed Up IT Service Integration with Marketplaces Using the ESB
The integration contour based on the ESB paradigm ensures faster access of enterprise-projects to new sales channels, at the same time minimizing development costs and efforts and allowing full control over the work of the integrations themselves.
Like any other integration, the integration with marketplaces can strongly depend on mappings obtained from different systems. Product data and information about prices and warehouse stock balances are often stored in different places. Moreover, if you update or replace some of your systems, project integration should be easily reconfigurable.
The presence of ESB layer in the company's IT circuit allows simplifying the logic of integrations. This makes integrations fast and predictable without adding some extra developments to the end systems where information about goods, prices and warehouse balances is stored. At the same time full control of the source code of integration microservices is maintained.
Project architecture with ESB bus integration
Features of ESB integration with marketplaces
All integrations are built in ETL GUI solutions*, allowing you to quickly add new integrations and change the existing ones. As a low-code solution, ETL allows you to control the components as well as to create your own ones (usually in Java) or use code inserts to implement some unique solutions. The speed of correcting integrations multiplies and there is no need to document their work.
Visual builder and access to the source code
The ESB contour allows you to fix and use your own integration standard, thus increasing the ease of support.
Uniform style of integrations
The enterprise service bus has its own scheduling and load distribution mechanisms. You can configure individual logic for the acquisition or distribution of each data flow. This helps avoid overloads in case of mass transfer of information about goods and prevents data losses in the event of temporary recipient server malfunctions.
GUI stands for the graphical user interface.
Advantages of ESB use for the marketplace integration
The ESB service bus has ready-made scripts and tools that help with rapid system deployment on the project.
ESB is a low-code solution that allows creating microservices quickly and without involving a development team or wasting lots of working hours. Most of the work can be performed by a business analyst in a RAD environment (using a computer mouse), whereas the programmers will be responsible for the most difficult part of the development.
When a point-to-point integration is implemented, your service-oriented architecture devolves into a monolithic one in terms of its properties. This has a negative impact on the supportability and speed of changing integrations in the future, as well as on the ease of supporting other services.
The right way to build a service-oriented architecture (SOA)
Integration of the IT infrastructure of an e-Commerce project with marketplaces using WSO2 ESB
A Swiss brand of household appliances and tableware that sells products through marketplaces and directly through own web-store.
Initially, the interaction process between the customer and all marketplaces was manual. Different product data was used for different marketplaces, and a lot of time was spent on filling out product cards, using information from different sources. Set up a centralized system for the product data management and integrate it with the customer's ERP and marketplaces.