Blue Integrator is a scalable messaging system designed to allow messages from different applications to easily flow to each other without extensive customization of each application. The advantage of this approach is that by having all messaging handled by a single messaging application, the user has more control over messages. In addition, the process of customizing each application that sends and receives messages from other applications is simplified, and the distribution of tasks over a wide architecture allows for more network efficiency.
A major advantage of using a solution like Blue Integrator is that message formats can be converted and filtered according to specific rules and patterns created once, instead of having to embed conversion and filtering logic in other applications. Finally, when adding new applications to a network, they need only be configured to message Blue Integrator and then all applications on the network are connected.
Blue Integrator uses Ports to handle inbound and outbound Messages. Messages are received by Blue Integrator through a Receive Port, and then can be transformed (mapped) and processed according to rules, filters and Workflows as required, before leaving the system through one or more Send Ports. If the Receive Port is bound to a Workflow, a Workflow Instance can be created and executed as part of the process.
Messages handled by Blue Integrator can be in many formats (such as XML, positional, delimited or binary). Blue Integrator supports encryption and decryption of message contents, as well as enveloping and compression or decompression at the Port level. Additional properties can be attached to messages as they are processed.
Blue Integrator contains integrated Microsoft Visual Studio for Applications, so customized logic can be developed and incorporated for Maps and Workflows in VB.Net or C#.