Dell Boomi AtomSphere

Technology connectors

Technology connectors provide connectivity to and from web applications, on-premise applications, and common data repositories using various protocols (including HTTP, FTP, JMS, etc.) using a standard data transport method or generic data driver.

The data format or profile for technology connectors is independent from the connector’s operation. You can, for example, send any type of data to an FTP directory or HTTP URL. Dell Boomi recommends using an application connector, if possible, before using a technology connector.

The following image is an example of a configured HTTP connection.

HTTP connection.

The following image is an example of a configured HTTP operation.

HTTP operation.

Connector Support Categories

Connectors are grouped into one of the following categories.

Type Description
Dell Boomi-maintained connectors Dell Boomi-maintained connectors are developed, maintained, supported, and certified by Dell Boomi. Customers should contact Dell Boomi's support team to resolve connector issues (bugs, enhancement request).
Partner-maintained connectors Partner-maintained connectors are developed, maintained, and supported by Dell Boomi partners. Even though we did not develop the connector, you should still contact Dell Boomi's support team for any partner-maintained connector issues (bugs, enhancement request). We cannot prioritize bug fixes and enhancements for our partners, but Dell Boomi Support will facilitate the conversation with the partner to help resolve the connector issue.

Dell-Boomi maintained technology connectors

The following list includes the Dell Boomi-maintained technology connectors.

Dell Boomi-maintained technology connector Description
AS2 Client connector Send data in real-time for EDI and business-to-business (B2B) integrations. This connector is typically used by trading partners. To receive data, use the AS2 Shared Server connector.
AS2 Server connector - legacyReceive data in real-time for EDI and business-to-business (B2B) integrations. This connector is typically used by trading partners, and is manageable only as a legacy connector in existing integrations. To enable AS2 listening, use the AS2 Shared Server connector.
AS2 Shared Server connectorListen for and accept AS2 requests in real-time and initiate Dell Boomi Integration processes. This connector is typically used by trading partners. When a process containing this connector is deployed to an Atom, the Atom's internal AS2 web server listens for documents based on configurations made in the AS2 Shared Server operation.
Atom Queue connectorSend and receive messages to and from native Boomi Integration Atom message queues. This connector supports both Point-to-Point and Publish/Subscribe messaging.
Database connectorSelect, insert, update, and delete records in a database. Boomi Integration uses JDBC to connect to the database using one of these drivers: SQL Server (jTDS), SQL Server (Microsoft), MySQL, Oracle, Custom.
Disk connectorGet files from or send files to directories on the underlying file system on the host machine where the Atom is running and has access. This connector can use a local path, Windows UNC path, or an NFS share on Unix. If you extend your network with a VPN (Virtual Private Network), you can directly access files on your trading partner's network.
Disk (Tech Preview) connectorGet files from or send files to directories on the underlying file system on the host machine where the Atom is running and has access. This connector can use a local path, Windows UNC path, or an NFS share on Unix. If you extend your network with a VPN (Virtual Private Network), you can directly access files on your trading partner's network.
FTP connectorDownload files from or upload files to an FTP-enabled server. Boomi Integration can access any FTP server connected to the Internet because it is TCP/IP based. This connector supports FTP over SSL (FTPS) for secured communication.
HTTP Client connectorGet and send data and messages with HTTP-enabled servers using the HTTP or HTTPS protocols. This connector cannot listen for outbound messages from another application. Use the Web Services Server connector for real-time or event-based integrations.
JMS connectorSend and receive messages from JMS queues or topics with any JMS (v1.1) messaging provider. This connector supports transactions, durable/nondurable topic subscriptions, configurable receive timeouts, message selectors, and custom message properties.
Mail connectorRead email from a POP email server and send email to an SMTP email server.
Mail (IMAP) connectorRetrieve email messages, with support for multiple attachments, from any mail server that supports the IMAP protocol and send email messages and attachments to an email server that supports SMTP.
MLLP Client connectorSend data in real-time using the MLLP protocol. MLLP is commonly used for HL7 message transmission in EDI and business-to-business (B2B) integrations. This connector is typically used by trading partners.
MLLP Server connectorAccept MLLP (Minimal Lower Layer Protocol) requests in real-time and initiate Boomi Integration processes. MLLP is commonly used for HL7 message transmission in EDI and business-to-business (B2B) integrations. This connector is typically used by trading partners.
MQTT connectorPublish (Send) and subscribe to (Listen) an MQTT broker (or server) for lightweight machine-to-machine (M2M) communications for Internet of Things (IoT) scenarios. Manage data from devices and sensors, with data from other sources that are accessible using the Dell Boomi connectors.
OData Client connectorA generic OData protocol connector enabling Boomi Integration to connect with any OData service. OData (Open Data) is a standardized protocol for creating and consuming data APIs. Many providers, such as Microsoft Azure, Stack Overflow, and DevExpress offer access to their data using the OData protocol.
SFTP connectorDownload files from or upload files to an SFTP-enabled server using the SSH protocol. Unlike the FTP connector, this connector encrypts both data and commands to ensure that no sensitive data is exposed when transmitted over a network. SFTP uses a different protocol from FTP, which means you cannot use a standard FTP client to communicate with an SFTP server.
Web Services Server connectorListen-only connector to accept REST, SOAP, and simple HTTP requests in real time and initiate Boomi Integration processes. When a process containing this connector is deployed to an Atom, the Atom's internal web server listens for documents based on configurations made in the Web Services Server operation or, if applicable, the API component.
Web Services SOAP Client connectorIntegrate with any web-based or on-premise application that exposes a SOAP web services interface. This connector browses the list of services or messages supported by the specific web service in real time (those defined in the WSDL). The types of messages are limited only by the web service itself.

Partner-maintained technology connectors

The following list includes the partner-maintained technology connectors.

Partner-maintained technology connector Description
LDAP connector Move data into and out of common LDAP servers. This connector integrates any on-premise applications and legacy systems, and LDAP with other on-demand or SaaS-based applications such as Intacct, Salesforce, NetSuite, etc.
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