Advantco REST Adapter for SAP NetWeaver®
(PI 7.0, PI 7.1, PI 7.3, PO 7.31, PI 7.4, and PI 7.5)
Web Services are the key point of integration for different applications belonging to different platforms, languages and systems. The two common approaches for interfacing with the web via APIs are REST (Representational State Transfer) and SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol). REST, an architectural style for distributed hypermedia systems, can be executed on any client or server that has HTTP/HTTPS, while SOAP requires dedicated server programs (producer of data) and client programs (consumer of data) for data exchange. REST permits many different data formats whereas SOAP only permits XML. REST supports JSON and Atom. which are part of the OData web protocol.
Since REST is based on standard HTTP/HTTPS, it is the ideal protocol for consumption by light-weight devices such as smart phones, tablets, and web-based applications such as Facebook, twitter, Amazon or ebay. Creating clients to consume REST services is much easier to develop, and most enterprise services can be built using REST instead of the more complicated SOAP protocol.
The Advantco REST Adapter for SAP Netweaver PI enables system integration between SAP and Non-SAP back-end systems with applications on smart phones and tablets or other web-based applications. It allows for fast and efficient data exchange with minimal network bandwidth. Combining the proven SAP Netweaver PI capabilities - such as message transformation, dynamic routing and reliable messaging - with the Advantco REST Adapter for SAP Netweaver PI broadens the field of applications and devices that benefit from enterprise Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA).
The advantage to the Advantco REST Adapter for SAP Netweaver PI is that the Adapter is fully integrated with the Adapter Framework, which means the REST interfaces can be configured, managed and monitored using the standard SAP PI tools. With SAP PI scalability and stability, the Advantco REST Adapter for SAP Netweaver PI ensures the highest level of availability for any hosted REST services.
Both SAP NetWeaver Gateway and SAP NetWeaver Process Integration can provision RESTful services to SAP backend applications. Review the article Gateway or Process Integration – which is the Right Tool for the Job? written by William Li of SAP Labs LLC to gain some of the information to help a company in making the business decision during the evaluation process.
- Provide simple implementation for hosting and consumption of the REST services based on SAP PI SOA architecture
- Supports JSON simplified integration with web-based client application
- Endorses Open Data Protocol (OData), a Web protocol for querying and updating data using Web technologies such as HTTP, Atom Publishing Protocol (AtomPub) and JSON to provide access to information from a variety of applications
- Supports synchronous and asynchronous REST services
- Provides flexible conversion from XML to JSON or JSON to XML
- Incorporates OAuth authentication protocol
Native Integration with SAP NetWeaver®
Advantco REST Adapter for SAP NetWeaver® is native integration with the NetWeaver Adapter Framework. The deployment is handled by the SAP J2EE Adapter Engine, and it can be configured as part of the Integration Builder.
Supported SAP NetWeaver® PI Versions
Advantco REST Adapter for SAP NetWeaver® is compatible with PI 7.0, PI 7.0 EHP1, PI 7.1, PI 7.1 EHP1, PI 7.3, PO 7.31, PI 7.4, and PI 7.5.
Advantco REST Adapter for SAP NetWeaver® is available now.
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