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OpenFin architects and developers need a way to seamlessly and securely interact with diverse data sources while preserving the agile OpenFin ethos.
Architecting for reliable data access requires carefully considering your objective and needs.
In this paper, Thomas Kummumpurath, Solace's VP of Systems Engineering Amercias, outlines three architectural approaches architects and developers may choose to connect OpenFin applications to a variety of data sources:
- Manage Connectivity in the OpenFin app. OpenFin allows you to connect directly to remote sources and can work if the number of endpoints is manageable and interactions are simple.
- Construct bridges or gateways in the middle. Adding a middle layer allows you to uncouple your applications and substantially simplify OpenFin development.
- Adopt a multi-protocol broker in the middle. If you want loose coupling and easier OpenFin development- and your data access is mission-critical-an enterprise-grade broker can harden the middle layer.