What’s new with Nodinite 5.3

Micheal Olsson, CEO and Head of Innovation, summarizes the news in Nodinite 5.3 as follows.

1. Release Nodinite 5.3 – What’s new

One of the major features introduced with Nodinite 5.3 is the role-based security to include the Nodinite Repository Model. The general idea is to invite other parts of the business to contribute to System Integrations Solutions’ documentation. In my presentation, I showcased the experience from both the Administrative perspective and the end-user perspective.
The addition of Markdown and mermaid diagrams provides benefits to the documentation. An image says more than a thousand words.

2. Azure end-to-end demo

We at Nodinite see the evident migration now happening with moving from on-premise to the cloud. Microsoft and the Azure platform is trending. We have invested a lot of time to ensure that Nodinite provides excellent monitoring and logging for all EAI Azure Services. I showed how Nodinite successfully replaces Azure Monitoring, The Azure Portal, and other tools like the Service Bus Explorer. In the demo, I invoked a monitored Azure API Management Service API directly from Nodinite. With the policy based Logging and the plug and play diagnostics logging in Azure, I was able to show the verbose Logging in every step (payload and Context). The Logging included the API Request, invoking a Logic App Invoking yet another Logic App and then back with the Response in the API. All in all, 20 events. In this case, grouped by a correlation Id (x-ms-client-tracking-id).

3. Security

With Nodinite 5.3, we provide an even more secure product than ever. Because another tool got hacked earlier this year, we are now part of the nightly builds performing dependency checks against reported problems with 3rd party libraries. In this part of my session, I took the chance to emphasize the existing other things we do to ship the product securely and ensure that we are the binaries’ authentic publisher.

4. Updating to Nodinite 5.3

In Michaels last topic, he showed how existing customers could update their environments to the latest version. A process that should take less than a minute to perform.

Boliden and Nodinite

Boliden and the IT-department  

Boliden is a metal industry with a turnover of 50 billion Swedish crowns with mines and smelters, mainly in Sweden and Finland, delivering and selling copper, zinc, lead, gold, and silver worldwide.  

Boliden’s integration landscape:  

  • 40 connected large application  
  • 400 integration flows  
  • 400 000 messages a day  

Nodinite at Boliden  

Boliden’s systems integrations platform has business rules and business logic. When something goes wrong with the message flow, it’s 99% of the times because of the business logic or business ruling not accepting the data. By introducing Nodinite in steps (agile implementation) to the business side, they could see that it wasn’t a problem with the system integrations solution but the data itself.     

Shared Responsibility  

Boliden’s ICC makes a clear distinction between the data in the integration platform that they own and the business’s data. The business knows the data structure by adding the Nodinite layer when the data is rejected or accepted in the integration bus. They can decide whose responsibility it is to do a root cause analysis of the problem.    

“Errors should be fixed from the root.”  

It’s easy to decide whose responsibility it is to do a root cause analysis of the problem. The ICC has involved the business in having access to Nodinite to understand and fix the issues. The business side can make a solution themselves and resend the message without the involvement of the ICC.  

In Boliden’s IT-department, the policy is to have errors corrected in the sending system; Errors should be dealt with by the sender, the ICC should not repair and/or resend the messages.  

The power of Nodinite  

From the beginning, the purpose of introducing Nodinite is to ensure that message flows like systems and applications, runs as designed. Has the receiver received the sent message? 

Before Boliden implemented Nodinite; The ICC couldn’t prove that a message is indeed successfully delivered to the receiving application.  

This situation caused many questions from the business side. The Nodinite implementation provides logging and monitoring to remedy this situation. During the installation and the start of using Nodinite, they discovered other ways to use the tool. And they saw the other possibilities Nodinite is now accessible for the whole organisation.  

In the beginning, the setup for Nodinite was small and easy. Then they started a project around Nodinite to implement it in on all the integrations in Boliden and use it as a standard framework for all the logging and monitoring.  

The Business side  

The business side has a great value of using Nodinite. As soon as only a few people on the business side saw the benefits of using Nodinite, incremental usage was fast spread. The business side can now understand and solve their problems. They have also gained a better understanding that the data they send significantly impact other systems. This new knowledge now leads to changes in their processes. In the end, the result is more efficient digitalisation and processes 

“Now, we use Nodinite when we develop integrations. We look at how the data looks when it’s going between systems. It is more than a monitoring tool for us. We use Nodinite for everything.”     

The results  

Before introducing Nodinite, the integration team was seen as the black hole where the data went in. It was hard for people to understand what happens to the data inside the integration. The ICC worked hard to dig up the faulty messages to show the business side that this is how the data looks. Troubleshooting was a big part of their job before Nodinite. After implementing and extending the usage of Nodinite, the ICC rarely get any questions. They are transparent with the data when it flows in and when it flows out.  

Return on Investment  

“If we take everything into consideration, the ROI is 3-4 months”. It was an excellent project installing and extending the usage of Nodinite. The project released on January 1st 2021.  

“We will continue to save both time and money, thanks to Nodinite.” 

Nodinite Highlights of 2020 – summarize the year with us

Nodinite extends its reach by adding new functions and agents

During the last 12 months, 80 customers have benefitted from Nodinites unique set of features that significantly improves their day-to-day operations of systems integrations. By saving money, increasing service quality and releasing competence, Nodinite helps to speed up organizations’ overall work digitalizing their business.

During the year, Nodinite has added new monitoring and logging agents for Azure, Boomi and WSO2 integration platforms. These features mean that organization using any of these technologies can benefit from using Nodinite.

The 5.2 version was giant and improved the Nodinite core services. See the webinar here. The next version, Nodinite 5.3, has been pre-released to a few selected customers. Focus on this version is extending the Role-based security to include also the Nodinite repository model and the possibility. Also, how long time to store message context and body, respectively.

We believe Nodinite’s unique position as the only tool in the space of Systems Integration Maintenance Software, SIMS, that can keep control of all system integrations and message flows regardless of implementation technology.

ATEA gives thumbs up for Nodinite

Atea is the leading provider of IT infrastructure solutions in the Nordic and Baltic region with NOK 37 billion in revenue and more than 7,000 employees. Atea is present in 85 cities in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.

Its headquarters is located in Oslo, Norway. The company sells, installs, and supports products from Citrix, VMware, Apple, Cisco, HP, Microsoft, Lenovo, IBM, Readdle and others.

“ATEA plans to increase the usage of Nodinite™ to all integrations and other services throughout the entire ATEA group.” – Andrejs Skiteckis, Head of Integration Services at Atea Group IT.

Read here to learn more about how they benefit from using Nodinite.

Nodinite hires key professionals to join a global journey

In order to capture the global SIMS opportunity Nodinite could in August present Agni Cedene as our new head of sales and marketing. Agni brings with here the competence to scale up sales by using digital marketing.

To further meet market demand for the development of new products and features we are now hiring a senior developer for a leading role. To join our journey take a look at our ad here.

Folkspel joins 80 others in choosing Nodinite

A picture of the logos of Nodinite and Folkspel

Nodinite sending some love to Folkspel

Folkspel needs to connect the increased amount of system integrations and regain control over messages sent between its own IT systems. When Folkspel was to acquire a system for monitoring, logging, self-service and troubleshooting, the choice fell on the Swedish-based product company Nodinite.

“We are pleased to welcome Folkspel to the Nodinite family. Folkspel, a lottery company, adds another industry to our diversified customer portfolio. It strengthens what we already know; Nodinite is a given product for all organizations with many and critical system integrations – regardless of industry.” says Nodinite’s CEO, Michael Olsson.

Folkspel is a Swedish gaming company that arranges lotteries. The owners are 73 Swedish national organizations. Since 1991, Swedish Lottery Inspectorate (Lotteriinspektionen) monitors the operation. Folkspel has distributed SEK 16.8 billion to Swedish associations. In 2019, Folkspel allocated 232 million to the association life.

5.2 Release Notes

Nodinite 5.2 has been released

Watch the webinar below. The webinar was held in Swedish.

Get your update now by logging in to our portal (or register, if you have not yet done that) and get your update.

Get the list of all updates here – https://support.nodinite.com/support/discussions/topics/1000095520

Import / Export

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User Notifications

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Concat() – New Formula Plugin Expression

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Backup & Restore Monitoring Agent Configurations

Did you make changes that broke the monitoring of your resources?

We now take automatic backups on a timely basis, just restore and your changes are reverted.

Update Tool improvements

Improving license key management and other stuff in the GUI

Logic Apps Agent Improvements

Faster, better, stronger!

New Log API Endpoint – Validate

And much more…

Usability improvements – everywhere
Nodinite Knowledge Base – Fun Facts

Working on
New agents, Linux, Azure, WSO2, etc.
Future Release – 6.0, coming autumn 2020

Establishing our brand – Integration Days and Hotspot 2019

We are working hard to establish our new brand on the market.

Enfo Integration Days 2019

Enfo’s description of the event: Integration Days is not just any event. It is a community, a movement, the largest gathering of professionals in the Nordics with a passion for system integration, digitalization and the possibilities it creates.

Nodinite was one of the sponsors of the event and we had a beautiful spot in the venue where we had the opportunity to talk to a lot of participants and promote both our new brand and our product – Nodinite.

We also had a break-out session which was all about how to use Nodinite to achieve law and order in your integration landscape.

Hotspot 2019

Hotspot is an event which the university of Karlstad, Sweden, arranges each year to provide a place for employers to connect with students. It also provides a good way for companies to promote the company on the local market.

During the event, students that visited our spot, were able to participate in our hotspot2019 challenge in which 3 students could win a chromecast.

Summary

Both events were great for our company to promote our new brand and response was great! We will continue to participate during events in the future and this is part of our new strategy to establish us on the map!