Red Hat Delivers New CDC Capabilities and Enhances User Experience with Latest Red Hat Integration Release

The latest release of Red Hat Integration is now available and includes an expanded list of target databases with a new connector for IBM Db2. The announcement was made in a Red Hat blog post.

According to the announcement, with this release, Red Hat continues to focus on strengthening customers' ability to respond faster, more efficiently and more intelligently to the world around them.

“Organizations are building out cloud-based, event-driven solutions that rely on streams of data flowing through the system," according to the Red Hat post. "With Red Hat Integration we help customers to capture and process information as it's created. These advanced streaming processing applications are designed to take in more streams and more types of data to gain better insights and ultimately make more effective decisions.”

According to the blog post, Red Hat’s change data capture and service registry components, based on the open source Debezium and Apicurio projects, address challenges that customers face when building these applications?for example, identifying changes in an application’s data, and automatically publishing those changes to the event-streaming backbone like Apache Kafka, and governing data movement to prevent runtime data errors.

  • Now, customers can install, upgrade and manage Red Hat Integration components using the new Red Hat Integration Operator for Red Hat OpenShift. This serves to improve the user experience by providing direct access to all Operators across Red Hat’s integration portfolio, from core products to auxiliary components.
  • In addition to streamlining CX with automated installs for CDC and the service registry, Red Hat has tightened the connection between the two components so customers can automatically populate JSON and Apache Avro schema for discovery and enforcement. With this, publishers and consumers can be more disciplined about interpreting the data they follow.
  • Finally, Red Hat has expanded the list of target databases with a new connector for IBM Db2. Customers can set their applications to detect changes to Db2 databases—as well as MongoDB, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Microsoft SQL Server—and capture them for streaming processing.