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Sterling Out of box agents to read messages from Kafka.

Sterling Out of box integration with Kafka
Case number
TS002842262
Description

WSI is moving to Kafka for all the asyn messaging process from current JMS(Tibco EMS). We are looking at Sterling Out of box agents to read messages from Kafka. As the step 1 this case is specifically for the ability for integration agents to read messages from Kafka Topic

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  • Oct 29 2019
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What is your industry? Retail
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Sterling Out of box integration with Kafka
Case number
TS002842262
Description

WSI is moving to Kafka for all the asyn messaging process from current JMS(Tibco EMS). We are looking at Sterling Out of box agents to read messages from Kafka. As the step 1 this case is specifically for the ability for integration agents to read messages from Kafka Topic

  • Admin
    Aaron Cutter commented
    14 Apr 01:21pm

    Thank you for the feedback Thibaut. I will include this in discussions with the team.

  • Guest commented
    14 Apr 08:15am

    Hi Aaron,

    Our use case is to receive requests from a workflow engine to perform file transfers between 2 C:D nodes and to send back a response to this same workflow engine once the file transfer has been performed. This process is done in a custom BP in B2Bi

    We used to receive those requests (and to send back the responses) via MQ (hence using the WebSphere MQ Async adapters) but it has been decomissioned and replaced by Kafka. Since no Kafka adapters were available in B2Bi I used JavaTask service to perform KafkaConsumer (Retrieve FileTransferRequests) and KafkaProducer (Send FileTransferResponses) operations and this is working fine. I didn't have to add a kafka-client library as it's already included as part of B2Bi 6.1 (although the library is very outdated...)


    We start having some use cases of client that would like to consume messages from KafkaTopics and having then delivered as files. For now we haven't implemented a SFG custom protocol for that.


    Regards,

    Thibaut

  • Admin
    Aaron Cutter commented
    13 Apr 06:31pm

    Hello everyone, and thank you for your continued interest in this topic. If you have additional use cases or scenarios you would like to share, you can post them here, or share with me directly at aaron.cutter@ibm.com. To set expectations, at this point Kafka is not in our roadmap for 2022, although we continue to have discussions internally on the topic to determine what may be possible for 2023.

  • Guest commented
    13 Apr 05:24pm

    Would be good to get a view on when this would be prioritized in the backlog, also if needed we could submit a business case to support the prioritization process.

  • Guest commented
    5 Apr 07:56pm

    Any updates on the integration to Kafka

  • Admin
    Aaron Cutter commented
    1 Mar 03:05pm

    Hello and thank you for your interest in this RFE. Sterling OMS support for Kafka remains a backlog item at this point.

    We continue to discuss this topic internally and will share any related roadmap updates once available.

  • Guest commented
    28 Feb 07:05pm

    Any updates on this kafka integration support from Sterling?

  • Guest commented
    11 Nov, 2020 09:51am

    Any update on this???

  • Guest commented
    16 May, 2020 05:48pm

    With kafka is widely used messaging platform now a days, it is very much required a kafka adapter for integration.

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