Software AG Government Solutions Government Integration Hub

  • Why is a Government Integration Hub Needed?

    The recent pandemic has exposed that, while there is a lot of data available, access to it in a timely fashion and at the right level of detail is the real challenge. The data resides in thousands of distributed systems across the world. All these systems are different, with no common data structure, and are owned and controlled by various organizations.

    Integration software allows systems, applications, organizations, countries, and other geopolitical entities to move data across technology boundaries to make it accessible where needed.

    The Government Integration Hub, powered by the webMethods integration software, let’s agencies share any date in any format. It is responsible for converting to and from various data structures and standard formats without requiring changes to existing systems. The hub provides standard encryption capabilities to protect data as it is moved to its destination for analysis while managing the complex routing of data providers to data consumers.

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  • Integrating Local, State, and Federal Governments

    While challenges are relevant to emergency response, it is micro-illustrated of a much larger systemic data sharing problem. Some agencies have addressed data sharing by putting integration hubs in places.

    The government’s ability to share data across agencies provides:

    • Better decision making
    • Lowers the overall cost of managing data
    • Allows investments already made in various systems of record to continue to provide value to the taxpayer
    • A key abstraction layer between data producers and consumers to allow each agency to modernize at its own pace

    Agencies utilizing integration hub to their advantage:

    • The U.S. Navy: The U.S. Navy migrated to the integration hub to route data in and out of its ERP system to the cloud to better support its growing data integration points.
    • The IRS: The IRS uses an integration hub to support various data ingestion, transformation, and routing use cases for the electronic processing of every U.S tax return.
    • State Trooper’s Patrol Car:Use the integration hub to query various systems to get a consolidated view of a motorist during a traffic stop. The data can source from the State Police, Department of Transportation, or even the FBI. The integration hub increases public safety while individually protecting each governing agency’s system of records.
  • Facilitating Automated Data Transformation and Routing

    As data sharing between government agencies improves by leveraging an integration hub, the ability to audit and provide visibility into the transformation and routing of data between providers and consumers becomes even more crucial. The integration hub enables to connect agencies and industry partners to extend their abilities to share data.

    The hub automates tasks of onboarding industry partners and allows agencies to manage them by using a shared administrative infrastructure so agencies can define: All supportive messaging transports

    • Documenting routing information
    • Processing information
    • Security certificates
    • Contacting details

    The integration hub provides self-service capabilities to streamline the process of managing many industry partners, as well as empower them to track and manage their transactions. Industry partners can easily:

    • Manage their profiles
    • Reduce administrative efforts
    • Trak their data exchange activity
    • Reduce costs to enhance industry partner relationships
  • Why WebMethods?

    webMethods runs in the most secure government networks and designed to scale to meet the most demanding real-time data integration requirements. The platform equips with an in-memory data store that provides the speed of execution and enhances scalability. The platform is flexible and supports deployment to on-premise data centers or any cloud provider. For example, running webMethods in Microsoft Azure Government Cloud makes it an ideal option for powering Government Integration Hub.

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    The Government Integration Hub Difference:

    • Powerful hybrid-integration: With on-premise, cloud, or hybrid support – run in any infrastructure platform with supportive container technologies.
    • Comprehensive and unified: The webMethods platform is connective to nearly every application and data store.
    • “Best of Breed” design: Each webMethods component has a specialized role in the execution of the full initiative and leverage seamless and well-integrated fashion.
    • Low code design: Empowers users to visually model and create complex service orchestrations, data mapping, and external systems connectivity faster.
    • Secure: webMethods is built and accredited to adhere to a wide variety of security standards at all levels. The platform embraces many cryptography standards and encryption.
    • Highly-Available and Scalable: The webMethods platform has built-in support for stateful and stateless clustering for all its components and highly available without data across the region.
    Read more about the Government Integration Hub differences here.
  • Government Integration Hub Solution Architecture:

    The Government Integration Hub combines the following capabilities:

    • Secure API Gateway: Acts as the main proxy for API access from external consumers to allow the APIs specifically to request and follow the required set of mandatory policies.
    • Brandable API Portal: For developers and contractors to find, read, discuss, and test APIs. API Portal provides a consumer-centric UI for the discovery of APIs.
    • Lean, Scalable Integration Runtime: Exposes necessary service endpoints to various types of consumers via multiple formats and performs all the needed data transformations, aggregations, and enrichment tasks to enhance the customer experience.
    • Business-to-Business Trading Network Engine: Enables agencies to connect to other government agencies, organizations, and partners to securely and reliably exchange business documents and transactions.
    • Secure Managed File Transfer(MFT): Centrally manage and exchange large files with agencies and partners with security, reliability, and automation in mind.
    • High-Throughput Horizontally Distributed Messaging Engine: webMethods allows organizations to create large-scale API-request and messaging centric architectures to many different types of clients over many standards.
    • Distributed In-Memory Catching Component: Capable of storing/caching 100s of Gigabytes (GBs) of information In-Memory, for consistent low latency microseconds access.
    • Comprehensive Management and Monitoring: Identify all critical issues and inefficiencies for quicker reaction times and continuous process improvements.
    • Complete DevSecOps and CI/CD Support: Provide a complete solution set to all aspects of Continuous Integrations/Continuous Delivery and automated provisions.
  • Strong Partnership with Microsoft Azure Government Cloud

    The webMethods platform running in the Azure Government Cloud is an ideal option for powering the Government Integration Hub. The webMethods platform delivers its business benefits to your agency. The Azure cloud offers all the reliability, redundancy, and scalability that the solution demands.

    Leveraging cloud and security best practices throughout, the multi-tiers webMethods architecture in Azure Government cloud is:

    • Scalable - auto scaling
    • Highly available - multiple regions, zones
    • Secure - firewalls, private subnets, security groups
    • Flexible - updating configurations / topology is easy using Azure Portal and APIs

    Software AG Government Solutions follows the latest on DEVSECOPS practices with complete “infrastructure-as-code” and continuous “automated provisioning” / “automated testing” / “automated vulnerability scanning.”

    Microsoft Azure Integration Hub graphic

    To run and reside in Government Cloud while connecting, so systems on-premises is most significant as almost all government and non-government entities will continue to run systems in that bi-modal fashion for years to come.

  • Government Integration Hub Resources