Neociclo has added some documentation for the Accord Camel OFTP2 project. With this module it is possible to access Odette FTP servers and exchange files as well delivery notifications (EERPs) and process them through Camel routes. This adds great value to the Accord MFT Suite as it gives Enterprise Integration Patterns support.
B2B requires software developers to be aware of Enterprise Integration Patterns, better know as EIPs. One, if not the only, great framework to develop and architect EIPs is Apache Camel. The Accord MFT suite is 100%-tied to this framework due to the nature of the business problem we try to solve: Managed File Transfer and Data Processing. Because of that, it was a requirement on our roadmap to implement a Camel Component to provide OFTP2 support.
The component has the ability to send and receive files as well delivery notifications, also know as End-to-End Responses (EERP) in the OFTP2 specification – RFC 5024. It was implemented with the Accord Odette OFTP2 Java library.
Routes for the Apache Camel can be defined to receive and save incoming files as follow:
It is also possible to process incoming delivery notifications (EERP):
The Odette-J project has now become Accord Odette FTP Java Library. If you are looking for an API (application programming interface) to code your own Odette FTP functions embedded within your software, you will find that Accord Odette is the best and only open source solution available. We are still woking on documentation, examples and tools based on this library, but if you want to put your hands on, go to the Accord project website and walk through the source code for a deep look at it.
Neociclo is proud to announce that it has open sourced its Odette FTP Java API implementation. This is an important achievement inside the B2B and Managed File Transfer market mainly because there are few implementations of this protocol and none are Open Source. Neociclo’s Accord Odette OFTP2 Library implements Odette FTP version 2.0, supporting new features like transport over TCP/IP.
The market that makes use of the Odette FTP technology is mostly composed by automotive industries, governments and financial companies. These companies trust on OFTP’s architecture by all means and require its use from its suppliers. Within this very specific market, few companies have implemented the protocol and all offers are closed source.
Neociclo found a way to join this closed market through an Open Source Business Model, because it believes that trustability, reliability and transparency are everything clients ask for from an Odette FTP implementation. And we believe only Open Source software can offer this.
Please, feel free to contact us for more details on support and training. And last but not least, if you work with Odette FTP and file transfers in general, join our community and help us build more quality software.
Please access the Neociclo’s Community webpage for more technical information.
Bruno Borges - CTO