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Altice Labs empowers APIs with Cloud Application Integration

Cloud Application Integration

How Google’s Cloud Application Integration helped Altice Labs improve API management. Although Their operating firms have strong IT infrastructure now, it is also complicated, with an increasing amount of legacy components and complex workflows overseen by an enterprise service bus (ESB). Their inability to quickly introduce new features and products is hampered by this complexity. They developed APIs to simplify communication with dispersed systems in order to address these issues.

  • Apigee API Management was used to guarantee accurate control and protection for these APIs.
  • Utilising Cloud Application Integration, I managed intricate integration processes, data mappings, and error handling.

Their ability to manage complexity has greatly improved, especially since the introduction of application integration. Cloud Application Integration is a feature of Google Cloud’s Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS), which connects any application proprietary or third-party SaaS—with point-and-click ease, automating business operations. You may create intricate flows, map data, and expedite processes with its user-friendly interface by using pre-built tasks and triggers.

A full suite of fundamental integration tools are provided by Google Cloud‘s Application Integration Integration-Platform-as-a-Service (iPaaS) to connect and manage the numerous apps (including third-party SaaS and Google Cloud services) and data needed to support a range of business operations.

Google fully manages Cloud Application Integration, which is serverless and auto-scales. That means you can build, manage, and grow your integrations fast and securely right on top of Google’s scalable infrastructure using straightforward point-and-click configurations.

The following are some of the main benefits of application integration:

Editing a Unified Integration:You can design and develop your complete integration flow with little to no code thanks to the drag-and-drop interface of the Integration editor. All of your integrations may be created, edited, and executed using the Integration editor. All things considered, you may consider the Integration editor as a single workspace where you can manage your integration.

Cloud Application Integration offers pre-built actions and triggers to help you construct your integration more quickly. An edge is used to connect each task or trigger element to its corresponding fork and join. The transition of control from one job or trigger to another is also shown by edges. See Edge conditions for details on how to establish requirements for jobs and edges.

Plug and play connectors:Integration Connectors offers pre-built connectors that you may use to develop your integrations. You may rapidly and securely link from your integrations to other business apps and Google Cloud services with these connectors. Add a Connectors task to your integrations in order to add connectors.

Data mapping and transformations:An overview of data mapping and its various methods in Application Integration is given on this page, along with information on data transformations.

It can be quite challenging to combine enterprise data into a single data model or data pipeline because it may come from several sources and formats. Extraction and standardisation of data from many sources to create a relationship with the corresponding target data fields in the destination is known as data mapping. Taking fields out of a complicated data structure, like a JSON, is one example of how data mapping is used in an integration.

  • Converting the supplied data into the desired schema.
  • Applying transform functions to change data.
  • Producing values for output and using or storing them as variables for integration.

Cloud monitoring: To give you insight into the performance, alerts, utilisation, and general health of your integration resources, Application Integration makes use of Cloud Monitoring. To see the various performance indicators and resource consumptions of your integrations, you can use Cloud Monitoring to build personalised dashboards and charts. For these indicators, you can also set up alerts and alert policies with Cloud Monitoring.

To observe and track the volume of data processed during a given time period, for instance, you can make a chart. To see if the overall amount of data processed surpasses a given threshold, you may also set up an alert.

Using application integration in situations where orchestration, asynchronous processing, error handling, and state management are critical, They became early adopters of the technology.

For example, opening a billing account, which requires a number of backend systems, is a routine procedure at Their running firms. The consumer, or internal application or component, communicates with a single API when using application integration. Without exposing the API consumer to the underlying complexity, Application Integration manages the orchestration and error handling, guaranteeing data integrity even between disparate systems. This saves us from having to perform manual cleanup, which is not scalable.

A closer look at their integration approach

They still use Apigee today to control security rules and API traffic. They employ application integration, however, for more intricate integrations. The customer journey, billing, and use pricing are supported by this new architecture, which also maintains APIs for CRM, identity management, shopping carts, and modules. It also includes elements related to operations and support, including call centres, service quality, operational support systems (OSS), and business support systems (BSS).

When asynchronous processing is needed, application integration comes in very handy. Application Integration, for example, enables a process to run in the background (asynchronously) and provide a callback when it’s finished, so an API consumer won’t have to wait for the process to finish if it starts a lengthy one.

In certain instances, producers may respond synchronously, but consumers may receive an asynchronous response. While managing both synchronous and asynchronous responses, application integration keeps the process in its current state.

At Altice Group, making a difference

The operational businesses of Altice Group are able to create, price, and manage a variety of services with agility thanks to Altice Labs’ new IT infrastructure. The platform helps customers with every step of the process, from finding and signing up for a service to using it, getting support, and ultimately terminating or migrating their subscription. Ensuring service quality and customer happiness requires effective end-to-end management.

This project started in Portugal, and They have other phases planned in other nations as well. After completion, business teams from running companies across the globe will have the ability to define and present new solutions to clients with greater efficiency and less effort.

Thota nithya
Thota nithya
Thota Nithya has been writing Cloud Computing articles for govindhtech from APR 2023. She was a science graduate. She was an enthusiast of cloud computing.
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