Smooth communication and flexibility between departments is an objective pursued by business organizations, which are aware that, for instance, sharing data and having a high link between customer relationship or CRM, and other departments such as accounting and budget management, provides enormous benefits. The use of middleware solutions dates back from the 80’s, but it is now that they have been most developed and used for communication between different kinds of software. It is a tool capable of sharing high volumes of information in an agile and simple way. In this article, we will learn what WSO2 middleware can do for your company in particular.
What is WSO2 middleware?
WSO2, as a provider of open source technology, has as a constant challenge the integration of APIs or programming interfaces of applications, web services and applications of very diverse type. This integration is precisely the reason d’être of the WSO2 middleware platform, with which it is possible to manage APIs, accesses and identities, as well as other types of advanced analysis.
WSO2 allows business organizations to be more efficient throughout the information processing process (from its incorporation into different applications, systems and departments to its updating), and therefore save time and effort spent on these functions. With its use, a department will no longer have to request permissions to access a series of data, or an express request to another department to do so. Neither will it have to download such data, with the loss of time that this entails, nor will it need more programs or functionalities after downloading them to have access to them.
Features of the WSO2 middleware platform
The WSO2 middleware has a double advantage: on the one hand, it has the singularity that it is open source and, and on the other hand, it can be used in the cloud, a particularity in which it is unique in the market. The fact that this open-source middleware architecture makes it more attractive since its use, customization and improvement are three actions that can be carried out without restrictions of any kind. Moreover, it is perfectly applicable to scalable environments due to its architecture, which makes it ideal for all types of business organizations, regardless of their size or their potential for growth over time. The organization is able to take control since the WSO2 middleware allows, by its nature, an open, personalized and improvable use by the developers of the company itself.
The need to be able to access data and information without employees being physically present is increasing, not only in organizations with highly mobile workers, but also in companies of all kinds. WSO2 middleware makes this possible because it can be found in the cloud at any time. That’s why it facilitates the work in collaboration between different departments in a simple and fast way. Developers can work on demand, meeting the needs that arise at all times, and collaborating with each other, learning in several directions at once.
Security is one of the highest priorities when managing data in an enterprise organization, so middleware technologies like WSO2 pay special attention to this aspect. The treatment of the information is at all times reliable and transparent, ensuring its integrity and preventing unwanted intrusions.
What are its components?
WSO2, an Agile Integration Platform, has components that can be used individually or jointly, allowing to develop, reuse, execute and manage the most complex integrations.
The products that compose the platform are:
- WSO2 Enterprise Integrator, which offers the highest integration standards and supports all types of standards, with 100% open source. Thanks to the ESB (Enterprise Services Bus) component, interoperability between applications and various heterogeneous systems within an enterprise organization is made easier. In addition, it presents other advantages thanks to the rest of components that integrate it, like Queues of Messaging, Business Processes, Analytics, etc.
- WSO2 API Manager, which allows to address any spectrum of the life cycle of APIs, monetization and application of consumption policies, enabling the implementation and management of entire ecosystems controlled by APIs.
- WSO2 Identity Server, which provides extensible access and identity management (IAM) for enterprise applications, cloud services and APIs: Identity and SSO Federation, Authentication, API and Microservice Security, account management and provisioning, access and privacy control, etc.
- WSO2 Stream Processor, which is a platform for the capture, analysis, processing and action on event flows in real time. This offers organizations greater capacity and speed in the need to adapt to changes and make business decisions based on events.