By Keith Rigg, Vice President, Technical Services
Fully integrated with the Harmony iPaaS platform, Jitterbit’s Message Queue Service improves business performance to accelerate automation initiatives.
Jitterbit recently announced the launch of Message Queue Service, a multi-tenant messaging service that guarantees secure message delivery between systems. While messaging is not a new technology, it is becoming increasingly crucial for modern automation, and hyperautomation, initiatives.
Advances in technology, macroeconomic pressures, and increasing demand for better experiences have created an unprecedented need for businesses to digitize processes and improve efficiencies. The market is responding with a historic number of applications and tools designed to streamline productivity. On average, enterprise businesses could have as many as 150 or more applications in play that need to seamlessly speak to one another. The critical nature of these business processes means there is no room for error.
Enterprises rely on Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) solutions to implement and optimize these initiatives. By building, deploying, and managing integrations in the cloud with iPaaS, organizations can more easily connect the complex and ever-growing mix of platforms and systems they rely on to deliver their services. But iPaaS solutions are not all equipped to guarantee secure message delivery between systems and applications.
By integrating message queuing within its iPaaS platform, Jitterbit enables hyperautomation initiatives by removing the complexity that comes with third-party messaging services.
Message queues guarantee message delivery between systems, ensuring stability and driving automation across your business.
By nature, all integrations rely on the secure transmission of messages between two or more data sources. But messages flowing directly between applications (often tightly coupled) are at risk of being dropped or lost altogether due to problems such as back pressure (system overload), governor limits, network connectivity issues, or planned/unplanned downtime.
Message queues help alleviate these risks by decoupling source and target systems (e.g. loosely coupled architecture), holding the incoming messages, and delivering them to the downstream systems asynchronously. This guarantees message delivery by safely and securely persisting messages until they are confirmed as delivered.
Not only does this improve system performance and reliability, it also gives executives the assurance that business continuity will be maintained. When message queues are built into an iPaaS platform, it reduces the complexity of managing complex backend configurations that come with traditional message queues.
We’re all about simplifying the complex here at Jitterbit, which is why we added a Message Queue Service as a fully integrated extension of our Harmony iPaaS platform.
Jitterbit’s Message Queue Service alleviates data loss worries and extends the power of Harmony iPaaS.
Jitterbit’s Message Queue Service is fully built into the Harmony iPaaS platform, providing a cloud-based, multi-tenant service that supports asynchronous processing to guarantee secure message delivery between systems. MQ provides enterprise-grade security by encrypting messages both at rest and in transit, and improves overall system performance by reducing the load on sending and receiving applications.
So, why is Jitterbit’s MQ Service different from traditional message queues?
Traditional message queues are often complex to configure, expensive, and resource intensive to implement and manage. As it’s fully integrated into Harmony, Jitterbit’s MQ simplifies the configuration of the message queue platform from one unified platform, making it easy (and more cost effective) to implement and manage. A few capabilities that Jitterbit’s MQ enables:
- Guaranteed delivery utilizing explicit acknowledgements or dedicated retry queues.
- Message throttling to cope with peaks in transactional volume while safeguarding against back pressures and honoring system constraints.
- Asynchronous APIs allow you to gracefully handle long-running processes and allow for offline processing (if applicable).
- Message Tracking leaves breadcrumbs that act as an audit trail of the message journey through a process automation workflow.
- Push Queues listen to (poll) specific queues and send push notifications to drive event-driven patterns.
Jitterbit’s MQ ensures reliable, secure, and seamless communication between systems and applications, ensuring business continuity and enhancing hyperautomation initiatives for enhanced productivity and superior customer experiences.
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