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Red Hat Integration: Connect cloud-native apps and systems

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Product Overview

Red Hat® Integration provides developers and architects with cloud-native tools for integrating applications and systems. The product offers capabilities for application and application programming interface (API) connectivity, API management and security, data transformation, service composition, service orchestration, real-time messaging, data streaming, change data capture, and cross-datacenter consistency. 

Red Hat Integration was built for cloud-native development, so developers can use the same advanced build, management, and runtime platforms to connect systems that they use for new service development and integration. The cloud-native tools create deployable artifacts for cloud-native platforms. Platforms can be combined for public cloud, private cloud, and on-premise environments for scalable, highly available microservices using powerful container management tools.  

Red Hat Integration embeds intuitive IT productivity tools in the developer toolchain, improving integration and allowing microservice teams to participate in high-velocity development.  

Table 1. Representative use cases of Red Hat Integration

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS and cloud integration)Connect data, processes, and policies across multiple SaaS applications or from SaaS to on-premise apps
API-first developmentBuild applications with an API-first approach to deliver, scale and share business services internally and externally
Connect cloud-native applicationsBuild integrations between modern apps or data, which are built in the cloud using microservices architectures that use containers
Real-time, event-driven applicationsBuild event-driven apps to respond and analyze business events in real-time, using technology like Apache Kafka
Customer engagement hubsBuild unique, personalized customer engagements powered by real-time business events and situational awareness
Artificial intelligence (AI) streamsCreate real-time streams that inference engines can use for rules processing

 

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Features and benefits

Red Hat Integration is a comprehensive set of agile integration and messaging products that provide service composition and orchestration, real-time message, data streaming, and API management. Combined with a sophisticated Kubernetes-based container platform and cloud-native toolchain, Red Hat Integration lets developers connect applications and data with a variety of internal and external systems across hybrid architectures.

Table 2. Features and benefits of Red Hat Integration

Key featuresBenefits

Pluggable connectors
Improve the capabilities of your applications and maximize the value of your digital assets by offering more than 200  options for connectivity between applications and modern or legacy systems
DevOps-ready application deployment

Supports sprints, rapid releases, microservices deployment, and agile processes to minimize time to market

Allows microservices developers and DevOps teams to build and deploy applications with access to necessary digital assets—without requiring changes to the developer’s schedule, tools, or practices

Hybrid cloud and container-native infrastructureProvides scalability and high availability by using Kubernetes to create, extend, and deploy containerized integration services across hybrid cloud environments
Streamlined integration, messaging, and data streaming capabilitiesBoost productivity by unifying the development and management of integrated solutions across the enterprise and beyond
Self-service integration and messagingAllows citizen developers from the business side to participate in the integration process, using low-code, web-based integration and messaging tools

Technical specifications

Red Hat Integration helps developers create, extend, and deploy container-based integration services across hybrid and multicloud environments. Developers can use these capabilities to connect and share data between the required applications and systems. 

Table 3. Descriptions of Red Hat Integration products and components

Components 
Application runtimesRed Hat Runtimes is a set of products, tools, and components to develop and maintain cloud-native applications. It offers lightweight runtimes and frameworks for highly distributed cloud environments (such as microservices), in-memory caching for fast data access, and messaging for quick data transfers that support existing applications.
API managementRed Hat 3scale API Management is an infrastructure platform on which to share, distribute, control, monetize, and provide security for APIs.
IntegrationRed Hat Fuse is a distributed, cloud-native integration solution that lets users access a range of design patterns and connectors and choose their own programming language, containers, and deployment preferences—including on-premise, in public and private clouds, or as a hosted service. Fuse also provides a cloud-hosted integration toolchain and runtime, available directly from a browser. Users can deploy integration without installation.
Events and messagingAMQ streams is a Java™ and Scala publish-subscribe-based messaging broker that allows microservices and other application components to exchange data with high throughput and low latency.
AMQ broker is a pure-Java multiprotocol message broker with persistence and advanced high-availability modes.
AMQ interconnect is a high-speed, low-latency Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP) 1.0 message router on which to build a fault-tolerant messaging network to connect clients and brokers.
Red Hat AMQ Online is a self-service messaging platform that offers end users access from an intuitive browser console. Users can provision messaging without installation, configuration, or maintenance.
Change data captureChange data capture provides agents that convert changes to disparate databases into events that can flow where they are needed, when they are needed. Red Hat Integration also offers transformation and routing capabilities based on the Apache Camel technology inside the streams.
Service registryThe API designer, based on the open source Apicurio community, provides an interface for building, sharing, and discovering contract metadata. Apicurio can maintain the full life cycle of the artifacts and ensure that security is enforced.
Authentication (SSO)Based on the Keycloak project, Red Hat’s single sign-on (SSO) technology allows customers to make web applications more secure by providing web SSO capabilities based on popular standards such as Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) 2.0, OpenID Connect, and OAuth 2.0. The SSO server can act as a SAML or OpenID Connect-based identity provider, integrating your enterprise user directory or third-party SSO provider for identity information with your applications via standards-based tokens.