In today's rapidly evolving business landscape, the ability to seamlessly integrate various software applications and systems is crucial for success. Two prominent players in the integration platform arena are Onibex One Connect and ASAPIO; both of them have emerged as powerful contenders. In this blog post, we'll dive deep into a comparative analysis of our solution, Onibex One Connect vs ASAPIO, exploring their key features, advantages, and unique offerings to help you make an informed decision for your integration needs.
In the ever-evolving landscape of data integration, choosing the right platform can make all the difference. Confluent, a prominent player in this field, offers five fundamental components that form the backbone of its integration ecosystem:
Confluent Control Center
Confluent Schema Registry
In essence, Confluent Connect simplifies the process of connecting diverse data sources and destinations to Apache Kafka, making it a valuable tool for building robust and scalable data pipelines in modern data-driven applications.
Onibex One Connect and ASAPIO are two players in the industry that serve as valuable bridges to Confluent's ecosystem, but they approach it differently.
ASAPIO: ASAPIO empowers you to utilize the first two components—Apache Kafka and Confluent Control Center. It offers a solid foundation for Confluent integration.
Onibex One Connect: Our pre-packaged solution takes integration a step further by enabling you to leverage all five Confluent components right from the get-go. It achieves this by creating Schema Registries, Topics, and seamlessly converting SAP Types to Avro types on the fly.
Before we explore their unique features, let's recognize the common ground shared by Onibex One Connect and ASAPIO:
Change Data Capture on Application Layer: Both platforms support Change Data Capture (CDC) at the application layer, ensuring that your data integration stays up-to-date.
Full Database Access: You get full access to your databases, allowing for comprehensive data integration.
Triggers Events by Native-Based Mechanisms: Both platforms facilitate event-driven integrations, reacting to native-based triggers efficiently.
Batch Mode: Whether you prefer real-time or batch processing, both Onibex One Connect and ASAPIO have you covered.
Now, let's explore the distinctive advantages that we offer on Onibex One Connect:
Create Confluent Schema Registries on-the-fly: Onibex One Connect streamlines your workflow by automatically generating Confluent Schema Registries, sparing you from manual field-by-field creation.
Support for Confluent Schema Evolution: As your data evolves, so does your schema. Onibex One Connect seamlessly supports Confluent Schema evolution, ensuring your integrations remain agile.
Create Confluent Topics on-the-fly: No need to manually configure Confluent Topics; Onibex One Connect automates this process, saving you valuable time.
Convert SAP Data Types to Avro: Onibex One Connect simplifies data type mapping, converting SAP Data Types to Avro Types effortlessly.
One Connect Monitor with Alerts: Stay in control with the Onibex One Connect Monitor, complete with alerting capabilities, ensuring your data integration runs smoothly.
ASAPIO, while a powerful tool, requires manual Schema Registry creation, field by field. For example, consider the JSON message:
Confluent Developers without SAP experience might mistakenly interpret "MATERIAL_NUMBER" as a numeric field, when it's a CHAR field that evolves in length from 18 to 40 in S/4Hana. Similarly, handling fields like "WEIGHT" requires additional data type clarification. ASAPIO requires this laborious exercise for all fields and tables, which can be a time-consuming endeavor.
Onibex One Connect simplifies this complex task by automating the mapping of SAP Data Types to Avro Types and creating Schema Registries automatically. This saves precious time and minimizes the potential for data interpretation errors.
Beyond integration, Onibex's mission is to prepackage business solutions by collaborating with industry leaders like SAP, Salesforce, Databricks, and others. This partnership results in stronger solutions that accelerate time-to-value, foster adoption, and maximize innovation potential.
Let's talk if you want to have more details about how we can help you with your digital transformation.