WHAT IS 360
It is one of the most powerful integration and monitoring products on the market. Built with simplicity and flexibility in mind it reduces the amount of boilerplate code, library and service configurations, database installations, for faster and less error prone development while still offering a standard Java environment.
At the heart of 360 is the powerful integration framework enabling you to collect disparate data across your entire enterprise. Connect to any major database, manipulate files, handle Microsoft Office documents, talk to web services, produce PDF files, connect to AS/400 machines, communicate over WebSphere MO, send B2B documents such as EDI or RosettaNet, encrypt sensitive information, get GPS co-ordinates for specific addresses, and much, much more.
And since 360 is built on Java the possibilities with third party libraries are nearly endless.
No matter how much data that flows through your network, if you can't see it you can't measure it. Visibility is at the heart of a healthy business; and 360 offers out-of-the box monitoring services. Not only is everything logged in log files but you can also collect individual data points, such as the amount of time your AS/400 program took to execute, or the number of orders you receive on a daily basis for example. Furthermore you can see how your integrations and jobs are doing, which ones are successful and which ones have failed.
The are several benefits to setting up a clustered environment: scalability, fail-over and parallel execution. But not only will your integrations keep on running if one of your machines break down, you can also upgrade your entire implementation without ever taking your cluster offline.
Search is becoming the natural way we find information, be it a document, a paragraph on a web site, or someone's contact information. While Google is trying to index everything on the Internet to find something within your organization you need an enterprise search utility. 360 offers an out-of-the box search service that by default can index folders, web sites and iSeries/AS400 resources, but that can also be extended to work with any umber of third party resources such as CRM systems or internal databases.
The workbench in 360 is based on Eclipse, one of the most widely used Integrated Development Environ ments (IDE) on the planet and backed by over 190 com panies such as IBM, Google, SAP and Oracle.
As with any Eclipse environment you can extend it to work with JUnit, Maven, Ant, JIRA, Subversion, CVS, Git, Spring Framework, Android SDK, and many, many more.
When working with large implementations, perhaps spanning the entire technical infrastructure as most integration projects tend to do it becomes essential to be able to set up configurations for things like alert email addresses, backup folders, and local currency codes for different parts of the organization. But not only that, being able to differentiate between a production, quality assurance, and test environment is critical.
Global Properties in 360 solves this problem. No more changing cryptic property files, all changes are handled from the web administration.