- Executive Summary
As enterprises expand the sharing of data across disparate platforms, reliable file transfer and batch process orchestration becomes indispensable.
Flux Road Map
Overview of all scheduled features for upcoming Flux versions, as well as a look at what's coming on the long-term road map.
- White Papers
eBAM options are ready go go.
The "file clerk" is the "workflow engine" in today's corporate enterprise.
Agile Steps: Start with a simple, zero implementation solution for eBAM.
An open letter to New Product Development leaders at banks about Electronic Bank Account Management (eBAM).
A common workflow for orchestrating digital media files.
Flux white paper makes business case for banks to provide eBAM services, lest they risk losing, or not attracting, demanding corporate customers.
Flux white paper shows the business case for providing Electronic Bank Account Management (eBAM).
Flux white paper shows how file orchestration platforms support highly reliable business processes involving files, where common file processing patterns are distilled into executable workflows.
Flux white paper shows how to use Fluxlets, financial software building blocks that allow you to deploy new service offerings quickly.
Flux white paper shows how to increase revenue and lower expenses by extending your check image exchange infrastructure.
- Managed File Transfer
Managed File Transfer in Service Oriented Architectures
Find out how MFT and SOA can work together.
Easy Configuration of Workflows in Flux Managed File Transfer
This video offers a step-by-step demonstration of the simple workflow design model that allows managed file transfer operations to be efficiently integrated with other applications, databases, and systems.
5 Best Practices in Managed File Transfer
When you embark on a new managed file transfer project or you just want to review your existing file transfer processes, here are 5 things for you to review in order to make your system more trustworthy to everyone involved and to create smoothly running processes that require minimal human intervention.
Managed File Transfer in Enterprise Java Applications
In an SOA world, bulk data transfer occurs largely by way of file transfer. File transfer remains a critical component of enterprise architectures. Enterprise Java developers are all familiar with point-to-point file transfers. However, the demands of enterprise file transfers require more sophistication. Managed file transfer provides the solution.
Flux and Managed File Transfer
Nick McDonald, Technical Support Manager for Flux, has produced a three minute video highlighting the benefits and capabilities of Flux workload automation and managed file transfer. Key among them is a traditional workflow model that is easily linked to file transfers, web service calls, other processes, or notifications.
- PGP, Encryption, Zip
Flux’s Take on PGP Integration
In Flux 8.0 we’ve developed some exciting new features and improvements, integrated PGP being one of them.
Processing Zip Archives with Flux
Flux 8.0 now includes native support for ZIP archives, making it even easier to automate common file processing tasks through a simple point-and-click interface
PGP Simplicity in Your ETL and File Workflows
"Pretty Good Privacy" — Don’t let the name fool you. Those simple words pack a lot of features into them. Flux has taken great strides in creating a simple PGP solution inside an already powerful ETL and file workflow orchestration product.
Demystifying ETL Automation
An important requirement for ETL tools is the ability to interface with their SOA counterparts, streamlining data access across providers and consumers. There seems to be five major pain points that make ETL alien in an SOA environment when not addressed correctly.
Integrating ETL Workflows in Flux
A simple overview on orchestrating files within a workflow to your ETL tool in order to gain clarity and certainty in your file and ETL operations.
- Operations Teams & Admin
Managing Flux Workflows Using Scripts
Oftentimes, users interact with and control Flux using its web-based Operations Console. However, not everyone knows that you can also control Flux using command line scripts.
These scripts allow your Flux operations to become automated, providing you with greater control and efficiency within your operations teams. They also allow your operations teams to interact with Flux in ways that aren't possible or practical when using the Operations Console.
How to Upload and Start Flux Workflows from the Command Line
It's really easy to upload Flux workflows — and even start them — from the command line. Just use Flux's REST APIs right from the command line, without any need for coding or scripting.
Friendlier Way to Ensure Your Flux/LDAP integration Is Correct
Now available in Flux 7.11.3. Directly from the Flux Operations Console, you can edit and test LDAP connections from Flux to your LDAP server. Fully configure and test your Flux LDAP settings from a user-friendly interface in your browser.
- Analyst Coverage
Flux Profile in the EMA Radar for WLA
In June 2012, Flux was recognized as a Strong Value vendor in the highly respected Radar for Workload Automation report by the well regarded analyst firm Enterprise Management Associates.
We are impressed with the scalable architecture of Flux Workload Automation.
— Torsten Volk, Senior Analyst at Enterprise Management Associates
- Cloud Computing
Orchestrate Incoming Web Service Requests Effortlessly
Web service APIs act as enablers in a service oriented architecture (SOA), where disparate systems tend to work together to perform complex orchestration. Why not simplify your efforts with a little collaboration?
Financial Institutions Leverage Workload Automation in the Cloud
Primatics Financial is a market leading provider of enterprise-grade software solutions and advisory services that address the complex needs of financial institutions. Leveraging Flux workload automation allowed Primatics Financial to provide an enterprise-grade application for its customers for both on-premise and off-premise cloud computing platforms.
- Software Developers
Simple HTTP File Transfers in Flux
One of our customer was interested in performing a basic HTTP file transfer function using Flux APIs. I implemented a trivial HTTP file transfer action, complete with an example.
Automated SCP File Transfers Orchestrated in Flux Workflows
SCP is basically a remote copy (rcp) through an SSH tunnel. This code example illustrates automating SCP file uploads and downloads in a Flux workflow.
Invoking Web Services from Your Flux Workflow
Flux’s RestAction is the go-to construct for users orchestrating Flux workflows that involve web service integration. Be it HTTP-based services or SOAP-based services, RestAction comes very handy for developers.
Template Workflows that Operate on Different Sets of Data
It's common to design one workflow and want to reuse it for different clients, scenarios, and customers. Flux workflows can be designed generically so they can be reused, for example, to transfer files from First National Bank or ACME Banking. In his blog post, Eric shows how to do it in Flux.
Flux Plugins for Twitter and RabbitMQ
It is always fun to develop custom plugins and use them within a Flux workflow. Here are plugins for connecting with Twitter and RabbitMQ, the high performance AMQP messaging system.
Flux Unit (functional, integration: make sure it works) Testing
We take testing very seriously here at Flux. Testing complex enterprise systems is not for the faint of heart as it can become very complicated in short order. Designing unit tests, functional tests, integration tests, user interface tests, and in-container tests (inside of enterprise application containers or a simple servlet container) are enough to make your head spin.