Before starting to work with the Boomi AtomSphere platform, it is important to understand the general terminology and concepts of this platform.
AtomSphere provides a cloud-based integration platform. It supports two deployment models: an in-the-cloud deployment model that is used when all the integration endpoints are cloud-based and an on-premise deployment model that is used when any of the integration endpoints are within a corporate network.
Atoms, Molecules, and Atom Clouds use the same basic technology. Note, however, that to differentiate these terms. A Molecule represent an Atom with multiple nodes. An Atom Cloud is a Molecule that is available to multiple tenants.
The integration lifecycle on the AtomSphere platform consists of the three steps that are introduced and described below:
By using the AtomSphere library of provided connectors and maps, it is possible to easily design your integration and required business processes. Thereafter, you can load your configuration into a lightweight, a dynamic run-time application that is called an Atom.
Deploy your Atoms to the AtomSphere for SaaS, PaaS, or Cloud integration. You can also deploy your applications on-premise and use your firewall to protect your data.
By using a feature-rich web-based dashboard, you can monitor and maintain the status of all your deployed Atoms, integrations processes, and business partners, regardless of the location.