The Open Integration Hub (OIH), has reached a milestone this week as it concludes the two-year funding commitment from Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). Just to remind you, OIH project was founded in 2017 to create a central open source integration platform offering a uniform and secure standard for automatic data synchronization across various applications. With this goal accomplished, we are proud to have been part of creating an enterprise-class standard integration framework now openly available with supporting connectors and functionality to anyone who wants to download and use the technology.
Making the technology open source means that software developers and vendors can build interoperability into the heart of their offerings – quickly and at low cost – to make enterprise data integration accessible to SMEs and across all industries. It also means that systems integrators and tech specialists can access the technology for use in the enterprise if they choose to use it and code for themselves.
At the same time, the usage of standard data models ensures that every newly added connector can be used by all users of OIH right away. Therefore, the OIH delivers not only the open source integration technology, but also a partner ecosystem basically out-of-the-box, and the community is encouraged to contribute to – as well as use – the technology available.
Open Source Integration? You may be wondering what’s in it for us!
As a leading innovator in integration platform as a service (iPaaS) technology, we focus on building and developing integration products for medium and large enterprises, so that they can join up data exchanges across their IT architecture. In addition to that, we work with application developers on white-labelled solutions that can be built into products that they offer.
But we also know the huge benefits that data integration across applications can bring to smaller businesses and software developers. To support them, we want to set some of our innovation free into the open source community to help others realise the benefits of integration. You can learn more about the project on this webpage or visit the OIH project GitHub page to dive right into the code.