The latest release of Red Hat Integration is now available, and it brings several enhancements that we are pleased to share with you. With this release, we are continuing to focus on strengthening our customers' ability to respond faster, more efficiently and more intelligently to the world around them. Organizations are building out cloud-based, event-driven solutions that rely on streams of data flowing through the system. With Red Hat Integration we help customers to capture and process information as it's created. These advanced streaming processing applications are designed to take in more streams and more types of data to gain better insights and ultimately make more effective decisions.
Red Hat’s change data capture and service registry components, based on the open source Debezium and Apicurio projects, address important challenges that customers face when building these applications. For example, identifying changes in an application’s data, and automatically publishing those changes to the event-streaming backbone like Apache Kafka, and governing data movement to prevent runtime data errors.
These components are often used alongside core integration, messaging, data streaming and API management offerings to connect and act on data. While they are already tightly integrated at the runtime level, they can still require additional manual work by an organization’s IT operations team to get fully installed and running. We’ve changed that.
Kubernetes Operators codify operational knowledge that is required for packaging, deploying and managing a Kubernetes-native application. Once codified, Operators can automate these tasks. Customers have been able to use Operators to deploy core Red Hat Integration products for some time, including Red Hat Fuse, Red Hat 3scale API Management and Red Hat AMQ.
Now, customers can install, upgrade and manage Red Hat Integration components using the new Red Hat Integration Operator for Red Hat OpenShift. This serves to improve the user experience by providing direct access to all Operators across Red Hat’s integration portfolio, from core products to auxiliary components.
In addition to streamlining the customer experience with automated installs for change data capture and the service registry, we’ve tightened the connection between the two components so customers can automatically populate JSON and Apache Avro schema for discovery and enforcement. With this, publishers and consumers can be more disciplined about interpreting the data they follow.
Lastly, we’ve expanded the list of target databases with a new connector for IBM Db2. Customers can set their applications to detect changes to Db2 databases—as well as MongoDB, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Microsoft SQL Server—and capture them for streaming processing.
Looking ahead, we plan to keep our sights set on delivering a comprehensive portfolio of integration technologies that can help deliver the performance, flexibility and agility that customers like Alpitour Group, Poste Italiane, stc pay, the Central Bank of Brazil, and beyond need for their hybrid and multicloud environments. To learn more about the new features or get the latest updates, customers can visit the Red Hat Customer Portal.