This week's deep dive into the gears of Enterprise Integration take us to the Dynamic Routing Architecture or DRA. SonicMQ's Dynamic Routing Architecture (DRA) technology allows the delivery of messages between applications regardless of the cluster that the application is connected to. In case of a connection failure, (e.g. between regional offices), DRA will route messages via alternative operational paths, and facilitate expansion without incurring significant administrative overhead. Clusters may connect to other clusters as needed, creating highly distributed deployments across loosely-coupled locations.
As mentioned in the first series brief, “Messaging Architecture,” every Sonic broker has a set of acceptors that define it’s connectivity to the rest of your messaging architecture. These can play three roles: as a client link, as an inter-broker link (in a cluster) and as a DRA link enabling two clusters to communicate across a WAN. In addition, because Sonic acceptors can handle multiple protocols, the DRA link can work over other various types of connections as well.
But, DRA goes beyond the Sonic clustering architecture. It optimizes communications in many complex, distributed topologies while providing administrative transparency, or single-entry administration. As a result, DRA enables easier scaling and greater agility in changing the IT environment to meet changing business needs and marketconditions.
Be sure to watch the DRA video podcast and download the technical brief to learn more about how DRA provides unmatched high-availability and delivers transparency and administrative efficiencies that truly ripple to both the bottom and top-line of business activity.
The forth brief and whiteboard video in the Enterprise Integration Whiteboard Series, Dynamic Routing Architecture, explains how the Progress enterprise integration solutions work. This brief focuses on the Progress® Sonic® Dynamic Routing Architecture® (DRA), its purpose and capabilities over and above the Sonic clustering architecture as well as some special use cases..
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