The Informatica Cloud Connector Toolkit introduces an enterprise-class Java API that allows developers to rapidly build cloud, social, or on-premise application and platform connectors. Check out our Developer Community to sign up for the Developer Edition and start obtaining these benefits of using the Informatica Cloud Connector Toolkit:
The Java API was designed in a modular fashion, which allows developers to easily read, write, and browse metadata information about any application that you want to use in your data integration tasks. Because of this modular architecture, the Informatica Cloud Connector Toolkit drastically reduces the amount of steps it takes to access an application’s native API. As a result, it is extremely easy to apply any complex transformations to data objects that an end user might desire and make it available for rapid consumption.
The Informatica Cloud Connector Toolkit includes several development options to define the context of a connector. The Java API comes with out-of-the-box code that conducts stringent checks when building connectors for an application so that you can rapidly develop your connectivity without consuming too many cycles on debugging.
Several interfaces exist within the Informatica Cloud Connector Toolkit for developers to incorporate your choice of basic or advanced data operations into a connector. You can define the runtime settings for every data operation, right down to the specific fields within a record. This ensures that any connector you build for a specific application will have hooks into all of the Informatica Cloud platform data integration capabilities so your end users can maximize their Return on Data.
Once development is complete, the Informatica Cloud Connector Toolkit will allow you to quickly package and deploy a connector to the Informatica Marketplace for consumption or keep private in an Informatica Cloud repository. The deployment mechanism adds great value to system integrator (SI) partners developing and testing integrations for their customers by reducing the time taken to complete their projects and ensuring that integration workflows are of high quality. For ISVs looking to embed Informatica Cloud into their apps or platform, the deployment mechanism coupled with the Developer Edition’s REST API enables them to abstract away integration functionality from your end users. In doing so, ISVs can benefit from greater adoption of their applications by removing the traditional barriers to application and data integration.